5586: Deadstock Japanese Tsumugi Kasuri Silk Fabric by Yard

5586 tsumugi silk kasuri ikat, one yard view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Rare Japanese Kimono Tsumugi Kasuri Silk

1980's Deadstock Japanese Silk Fabric

Width: 14.5 inches /36.83cm
Length: 1 yard/ .91m

Catalog# 5586:  

US$12.00 per YARD
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980's, Found as full roll.

Fabric Description: Deadstock never used), Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; 

Fabric Type: Tsumugi (pongee) silk woven and dyed in Kasuri method; Light-Medium Weight, still firm; This is a traditional ikat with white geometric shapes in unusual symmetrical arrangements; sort of striped effect by the arrangement of different size squares and rectangles.

Colors: background is dark-indigo blue (almost black, see close-ups).

Condition: Excellent (Still hard, softens with washing -- requires special washing instructions)

NOTE: Sold by yard and if purchasing multiple yards we will ship them uncut as one piece.

Cultural Notes:

    This is an unused Japanese country vintage fabric called kasuri (also called ikat in Southeast Asia; ) ; It is different because most kasuri is done in cotton, but this is in pongee silk, called Tsumugi; For background information of tsumugi, visit: 

    www.nippon-kichi.jp. Also, from Immortal Geisha Wiki, more tsumugi info HERE.

    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

      5586: Deadstock Japanese Tsumugi Kasuri Silk Fabric by Yard