Wife of Ainu village chief stiching dress using fishbone needle and thread made from bark. The Ainu are the indigenous people of Japan. They live on the northern island of Hokkaido.


  • Date: 1946
  • Location: Shiraoi, Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Japan, Sewing, People And Customs, Vintage Print, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_750850
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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