5427: 1950's Japanese Iyo-Kasuri DeadStock Cotton Fabric, Flowers, by yard

5427: 1950's Japanese Iyo-Kasuri DeadStock Cotton Fabric, Flowers, by yard

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat) 
Iyo-kasuri Type
From Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku

1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

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

Catalog# 5427:  

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; still in original binding with makers label; 

Fabric Description:  100% indigo dyed in traditional fashion, specially made in Shikoku, Logo is Shuu; Japanese vintage deadstock kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; This type is sometimes called 'e-gasuri' (picture-kasuri) given all the designs. 

Fabric Type: Kasuri(ikat), Light-Medium Weight; NOte the very fine pinstripes in aqua-green running lengthwise-- they can only be seen from extremely close-up, so the effect is a muting of the indigo color.

Colors: background is deep indigo blue with motifs in off-whites, pale blues, grays. (see close-ups).

Motifs:  Interesting and seldom seen combinations of X and plus shapes; , 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

      5427: 1950's Japanese Iyo-Kasuri DeadStock Cotton Fabric, Flowers, by yard