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Update:February 18, 2016

Ainu-Siriki

[Ainu-Siriki] Beautiful patterns inscribed on the tools and clothes of Ainu

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki

Ainu-Siriki are patterns inscribed on the tools and clothes of Ainu. Ay-us-siriki and morew-siriki, which are whirling designs, are the most popular patterns.
The patterns on clothing is made by embroidering or pasting pieces of cloth. This craft is passed on from mother to daughter. These patterns have various characteristics specific to each region. It is said that embroidered patterns serves as an amulet. However, the specific meanings seem to vary from region to region.

Siriki Patterns

ay-us-sirikiay-us-siriki

ay-us-sikiri

(God's) thorn pattern

armoire

armoire

One sided, whirling design

摜Far-us-morew-siriki

ar-us-morew-siriki

Whirling pattern which has (God's) thorn

sikikew-nu-morew-siriki

sikikew-nu-morew-siriki

Whirling pattern which has many corners and edges

sik-siriki sik-siriki

sik-siriki

Pattern which looks like eyes

u-tasa-sirikiu-tasa-siriki

u-tasa-siriki

Pattern which cross each other

uren-morew-siriki

uren-morew-siriki

Pattern which has two whirls

ski-uren-morew-siriki

ski-uren-morew-siriki

Pattern which has two whirls that look like eyes

morew-etok(-o-oh)-siriki

morew-etok(-o-oh)-siriki

Pattern which has whirls filled with the points

punkar-siriki

punkar-siriki

A vine pattern

apapo-piras(u)ke-sirikiapapo-piras(u)ke-siriki

apapo-piras(u)ke-siriki

A flower in bloom pattern

apapo-epuy-siriki

apapo-epuy-siriki

A flower bud pattern

 

Hearts type pattern

 

Temple bell type pattern