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5295: Deadstock Japanese Bigo Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by Yard

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kasuri (Ikat)

1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Bigo Kasuri 

Width: 13.5 inches /34.3cm
Length: 1 yard/ .81m

Catalog# 5295:  SOLD

US$12.00 per YARD
Shipping free under 4 pounds

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's-1960's, Found as full bolt with original bindings and labels; authenticated pure 100% cotton, made at main location, Okayama prefecture, east of Hiroshima; old name of the area is "Bigo".

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

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), Light-Medium Weight, still firm; 3 colors; This is a traditional ikat  pattern with colored accents. From the Bigo region, famous for its ikat (Kasuri) dyework.

Colors: background is dark-indigo blue(almost black) with motifs in pale aqua-blue, light blue, light mustard and light red-fuchia  accents (see close-ups).

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):, 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 video of the making of traditional indigo kasuri please click HERE .

      $ 12.00

      5295: Deadstock Japanese Bigo Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by Yard