Kasuri (Ikat) from YokoDana Kimono

About Japanese Kasuri (Ikat)

  • Looking for our kasuri pieces for sale? 
    When we get these kasuri pieces we post them to our web catalog and place them in the 'Other Types Fabric Pieces' collection. You can also search for them by keyword using the search link at bottom-left of each page.

  • Want to learn more about Kasuri (Ikat)?

    There is a great reference article (pdf) here by Dr. Krauss on Kasuri, with more pictures and a fine bibliography (You'll need a PDF Reader) . In addition, there is a veritable trove of information and pictures about Japanese traditional textiles in R. John Howe's Blog, an outstanding reference surely of interest to textile enthusiasts. 

    Also, to see a great sampling of kasuri, (actually, e-gasuri picture-kasuri), with cultural and historical background information, please visit e-gasuri.com a site owned by a customer of ours and expert, Dr. Jeffrey Krauss. 

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  • More info from Wikipedia, and a link to videos of making kasuri (ikat):


    Wikipedia.org, on-line encyclopedia, defines Kasuri as:

    ...a Japanese word for fabric that has been woven with fibers dyed specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric. It is an ikat technique. Kasuri is weft ikat; the warp threads are solid color, and the weft thread is resist-tied in a specific pattern and dyed with indigo to form a picture when the cloth is woven. Japanese ikats are generally weft ikats or double ikats.