6325:1950's Japanese E-Gasuri Type Kasuri Cotton Fabric,Leaves, Lotus, 56" Piece
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1950's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.25 inches / 33.7 cm
Length: 56 inches / 142.24 cm
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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).
Motifs: Interesting and rarely seen flower or fruit shape, we've not seen one quite like this before.
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: