5704: 1960's Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri Cotton Fabric, Flowers,yard

5704: egasuri Japanese pictur kasuri 1960s, 1 yard

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

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

1960's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 1 yd /  91.4 cm

Catalog# 5704:  

US$10.00 per yard

USA Shipping included  under 4 pounds package weight


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 geometrical shapes or flowers patterns; Geometric shapes are about 3 inches / 7.62 cm at largest dimension and flowers are about 4 inches / 10.16 cm in diameter.

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

Colors: background is black with motifs in off-whites, yellow, dark red and burgundy-reds  accents (see close-ups).

Motifs:  Interesting and seldom seen flower with geometric shapes, we've not seen one quite like this for some time.

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 .

      $ 10.00

      5704: 1960's Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri Cotton Fabric, Flowers,yard