7016:1960s Japanese E-Gasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric, 57in.Piece(Arai-Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat) Fabric
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 57 inches/ 144.78 cm
Pieces received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructor called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall,by click-pushing HERE.
Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat)(called E-Gasuri because it has images, lit. "picture-kasuri"); Fabric is lightweight, slightly translucent, dark navy-blue cotton with classic figures of maple leaves and tree branches, polka dots in red, yellow, and light pale-blue; colors of designs are mostly a pale metal-gray with a hint of blue; same on both sides; Requires special washing instructions; let us know if you need them when ordering.
Note on image colors: Please use our text descriptions of color to complement your sense of the fabric as devices show colors and contrast differently.
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: