5421: 1950's Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri Cotton Fabric, Grape Vines
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 1yd / .91 m
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Fabric Description: used from Arai-hari, Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; This type is technically called 'e-gasuri' (picture-kasuri) as it has grape vines patterns along with the usual kasuri geometric shapes.
Fabric Type: Kasuri(ikat), Light-Medium Weight
Colors: background is indigo black with motifs in several shades of light aqua blue and also varying shades of dark red- fuschia (see close-ups).
Motifs: Interesting and seldom seen combination of grape vine leaves with geometric designs , rectangles and grid shapes.
This is a 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: