6718: 1970s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric by Yard
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1970s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 14.25 inches / 36.2cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.4 cm
US$10.00 per YARD
Fabric Description: Deadstock, never used, Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; Because it has images, this type is sometimes called e-gasuri (lit. picture-kasuri).
Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, slightly firm (not stiff); black fabric with pairs of plus-sign designs arrayed in diagonal fashion; figures are in several shades of red, as well as pale blue ; same on both sides.
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: