Miscellaneous Antique Japanese Textiles

5310: 1950's Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric Piece - 40inches

5310: 1950's Japanese  Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric Piece - 40inches

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)

1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 14.125(1/8th) inches /35.9 cm
Length: 40 inches / 101.6 cm

Catalog# 5310:  

US$10.00 per piece
Shipping free under 4 pounds

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's-1960's, Found in two pieces.
Fabric Description: Deadstock(never used), Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; selvedge on each side is one quarter inch(1cm).

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

Colors: background is dark navy-indigo blue with tiny patterns in dark blue and specks of white (see close-ups).

Motifs: This is a common ikat  pattern with individual elements being under 1/4 inch (1cm) in diameter.

Condition: Excellent (Still hard, softens with washing -- requires special washing instructions)


    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

      5310: 1950's Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric Piece - 40inches