5655: SOLD 1960's Kimono Salesperson's Sampler Pack, Japanese Kasuri (ikat) 20pcs

5655: 1960s Salesperson Sampler Pack, 20pcs, view1

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1960's Deadstock Japanese Kasuri Salesperson's Packet
20 Pieces

Catalog# 5655:  

US$32.00 per lot

Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's Japanese salesperson's sampler packet of various kasuri patterns used by fabric makers in Japan; 20 Different pieces which are each about 14 X 7 inches (35.56 cm X 17.78 cm), bound into one packet (net weight 9 oz).

Fabric Description:  Japanese vintage deadstock kasuri (ikat) cotton fabrics; Light-medium weight, still firm; colors are black, indigo-blue,  with patterns in off-white, light aqua-blue, some  burgundy and some light green shades; These are traditional ikat  patterns with colored accents (see close-ups).

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


    This is  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 .

      $ 32.00

      5655: SOLD 1960's Kimono Salesperson's Sampler Pack, Japanese Kasuri (ikat) 20pcs