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