5383: 1950's Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri Cotton Fabric, Flowers, by yard

5383 e-gasuri, picture cotton kasuri ikat, close-up101

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

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

1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.9 cm
Length: 1yds/ 137 cm

Catalog# 5383:  

US$12.00 per yard

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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's-1960's, Found as roll; well cared for, like new for its age; 

Fabric Description:  Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; This type is technically called 'e-gasuri' (picture-kasuri) as it has 3 colors of what are either fruit or flowers patterns.

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

Colors: background is black with motifs in whites, pale blues, grays. with red and  accents(see close-ups).

Motifs:  Interesting and rarely seen flower or fruit shape, we've not seen one quite like this before.

Condition: Excellent, softer than our other deadstock kasuri, but still slightly stiff, softens with washing -- requires special washing instructions)


    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:

    ...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

      5383: 1950's Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri Cotton Fabric, Flowers, by yard