5967: 1960s Deadstock Japanese Mock-Kasuri Cotton Fabric Piece 40"

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Mock-Kasuri 
1960s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 40 inches / 101.6 cm

Catalog# 5967:

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

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's, found as partial bolt in 3 pieces.

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). 

  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.

Condition: Excellent 

*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.

    To see a YouTube.com video of the making of traditional indigo kasuri please click HERE .

      $ 12.00

      5967: 1960s Deadstock Japanese Mock-Kasuri Cotton Fabric Piece 40"