6325:1950's Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri Cotton Fabric,Leaves, Lotus, 56" Piece

6325: 1950s E-Gasuri Kasuri, full view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

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

1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.25 inches / 33.7 cm
Length: 56 inches / 142.24 cm

Catalog# 6325: 

US$18.00 per piece

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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950s kasuri (cotton, Ikat) piece received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructor called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall, by click-pushing HERE.

Fabric Description:  Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; This type is technically called 'e-gasuri' (picture-kasuri) as it has multiple colors of lotus pads, leaves and designs within rectangle shapes; Colors: background is dark indigo blue with burgundym aaqua and light blue, mustard.

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

Colors: background is black with motifs in whites, pale blues, grays. with red and  accents(see close-ups).

MotifsInteresting and rarely seen flower or fruit shape, we've not seen one quite like this before.

Condition: Excellent, 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 .

      $ 18.00

      6325:1950's Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri Cotton Fabric,Leaves, Lotus, 56" Piece