Miscellaneous Antique Japanese Textiles

5343: 1950's Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by Piece - 51 inches|129.5cm

5343 kasuri close-up, one half yard view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)

1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.5 inches /34.3 cm
Length: 51 inches / 129.5 cm

Catalog # 5343:  

US$13.00 per piece
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's-1960's, Found in cut lengths pieces.

Fabric Description: Deadstock (never used), Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric.

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

Colors: background is dark navy-indigo blue with  repeated patterns which are light aqua-blue (see close-ups).

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 .

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      5343: 1950's Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by Piece - 51 inches|129.5cm