5427: SOLD 1950's Japanese Iyo-Kasuri DeadStock Cotton Fabric, Flowers, yard
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
From Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku
1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.9 cm
Length: 1yds/ 137 cm
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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.
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:
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