5345-INDIGO: 3 Pounds Vintage Indigo Cotton Fabrics for Sashiko, US$40.00
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Liner Fabric By 3 Pounds Lot
1950's-1980's Japanese Cotton Fabric
Three Pounds (net weight)
Vintage Indigo Kimono Liner Fabrics
Catalog # 5345:
Plus Shipping (gwt = 4lbs)
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's-1980's, Found in large batch of liner and other fabrics in bolts and rolls. Some of these are from Arai-Hari (a Japanese specialist who deconstructs old kimonos and resells the fabrics or makes new items.), other bolts are deadstock unsold bolts of fabric.
Fabric Description: These indigo cottons were used mostly for making kimono liners or utilitarian garments. They average 13-14 inches wide (33-36cm) and bolts are usually 12 yards (11m) long. One bolt weighs on average 12 ounces to one pound so we estimate that a three pound lot would be 36 yards or more.
Fabric Type: Most of these are all Japanese-spun cottons dyed in traditional Japanese indigo and are mostly light-to medium weight but very tightly woven.
Colors: Mostly dark indigo to dark navy blues.