5295: Deadstock Japanese Bigo Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by Yard
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kasuri (Ikat)
1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.5 inches /34.3cm
Length: 1 yard/ .81m
Shipping free under 4 pounds
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).
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: