5227 E-Gasuri Japanese Kimono Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by yard

5227 kasuri, egasuri, half yard length

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri(Ikat) Cotton Fabric
E-Gasuri Type (picture-kasuri)

Width:13.75 inches / 34.9cm
Length: 1 yard / .91m

Catalog# 5227:  

US$12.00 per yard
Shipping under 1pound free USA

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's-1970's, Found as roll.

Fabric Description: Deadstock(never used), Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric.

Fabric Type: Kasuri(ikat), Light-Medium Weight

Measurements: width=13.75 inches/34.9; Length= 1yard/.91m.

Colors: background is dark navy-indigo blue with motifs in pale aqua-blue, light blue with red accents.

Motifs: Geometric hashtag patterns,square shapes, leaves; Largest motifs of leaves and square are about 7 inches long (17.8cm) at widest point.

Condition: Excellent (Still hard, softens with washing -- requires special washing instructions)


    This is an unused Japanese country vintage fabric called kasuri (also called ikat in Southeast Asia; ) of the e-gasuri type (meaning, kasuri with pictures); 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:

    ...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.

    To see a YouTube.com video of the making of traditional indigo kasuri please click HERE .

    $ 12.00

    5227 E-Gasuri Japanese Kimono Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by yard