5967: 1960s Deadstock Japanese Mock-Kasuri Cotton Fabric Piece 40"
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 40 inches / 101.6 cm
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Fabric Description: Deadstock never used, Japanese vintage medium weight cotton fabric made to mimic kasuri patterns but not made using kasuri process (described below*). The mock-kasuri designs are in rows, figures are 1-inch x 1.5 inches (25.4 mm X 38.1 mm) rectangular shaped clusters with hash type figures at the center (see close-ups); Medium weight higher quality cotton, still firm; fabric softens with wash. (hand-wash separately, luke-warm water-- see our FAQ Pages for cleaning tips).
Colors: Navy-blue background with designs in white and light-aqua blue; Please remember that colors shown may differ on different devices. Please note the colors listed in the text here.
*Cultural Notes about Kasuri:
Kasuri (not this product) is a Japanese country vintage fabric 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 patterns. Because of the methods used, authentic kasuri is usually highly expensive. Therefore, fabric makers in the 60s-70s worked at producing less expensive designs that looked like kasuri -- such as this fabric # 5967. More info on actual Kasuri below:
More 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.
Regular price $ 10.00 Sale price $ 8.00