5351: 1950's Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri Cotton Fabric,Snow Flakes

5351 1950s egasuri picture kasuri, 49in. close-up01

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
(E-gasuri,picture type)

1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Rare Snow Flakes, Arrow Feathers,Streams Design

Width: 13.5 inches / 34.3cm
Length: 49inches / 124.5cm

Catalog# 5351:  

US$20.00 per piece
Shipping free under 4 pounds

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's-1960's, Found as single piece

Fabric Description: Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; This type is technically called 'egasuri' (picture-kasuri) as it has image patterns along with the usual kasuri geometric or rounded shapes(described below).

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

Colors: background is dark indigo black with motifs in off-whites grays, pink and burgundy reds (see close-ups)

Motifs:  We see the stylized streams ( two parallel lines connected by curving lines),the arrow feathers in reds and whites and snowflake shapes caused by intersection of feather shapes; This is a very uncommon ikat  pattern combination. 

Condition: Excellent, clean, is softer than our deadstock kasuri pieces.


    This is an used 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:

    ...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 .

      $ 20.00

      5351: 1950's Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri Cotton Fabric,Snow Flakes