5966: Deadstock 1950s Japanese White Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by Yard

5966: 1950s White Kasuri, close1

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Rare White Kasuri (Ikat)
1950s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.4 cm

Catalog# 5966:

US$10.00 per YARD
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's, found as full bolt.

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

Fabric Type: Seldom-seen white kasuri (ikat dyeing process), background is soft-white with motifs in black (see close-ups). Light-Medium Weight, still firm;  fabric softens with wash. (hand-wash separately, luke-warm water-- see our FAQ Pages for cleaning tips). 

 Please remember that colors shown may differ on different devices. Please note the colors listed in the text here.

Condition: Excellent 

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; ); 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

      5966: Deadstock 1950s Japanese White Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by Yard