Miscellaneous Antique Japanese Textiles

5285: 1950's Antique Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric

5285 E-Gasuri, one yard, 1950s kasuri (Ikat)

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
(E-gasuri,picture type)

1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 14 inches / 35.6cm
Length: 1 yard/ .81m

Catalog# 5285:  

US$10.00 per YARD
Shipping free under 4 pounds

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's-1960's, Found as bolt.

Fabric Description: Deadstock(never used), Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; This type is technically called 'egasuri' (picture-kasuri) as it has floral or leaf patterns along with the usual kasuri geometric or rounded shapes.

Fabric Type: Kasuri(ikat), Light-Medium Weight

Colors: background is dark navy-indigo blue with motifs in pale aqua-blue, light blue, mustard and vermillion  accents (see close-ups)

Motifs: This is a common ikat  pattern with not so common pictures of flower or plant patterns arranged symmetrically throughout.
Condition: Excellent (Still hard, softens with washing -- requires special washing instructions)

NOTE: Sold by yard and if purchasing multiple yards we will ship them uncut as one piece.


    This is an unused Japanese country vintage fabric called kasuri (also called ikat in Southeast Asia; ) ; Kasuri is a labor-intensive process where patterns are made by pre-dyed paste resistance and varying techniques used to create the sorts of patterns seen here. Because of the methods used, authentic kasuri is usually highly expensive. More info on kasuri below:

    Cultural Notes on Kasuri(ikat):

    Wikipedia.org, on-line encyclopedia, defines Kasuri as:

    ...a Japanese word for fabric that has been woven with fibers dyed specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric. It is an ikat technique. Kasuri is weft ikat; the warp threads are solid color, and the weft thread is resist-tied in a specific pattern and dyed with indigo to form a picture when the cloth is woven. Japanese ikats are generally weft ikats or double ikats.

    To see a YouTube.com video of the making of traditional indigo kasuri please click HERE .

      $ 10.00

      5285: 1950's Antique Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric