6520: 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 55in. Piece
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1960s Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.7 cm
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Pieces 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 Type: Kasuri (ikat), Light-Medium Weight, still firm; 3 colors on indigo background; This is a traditional ikat with 2 inches (5.08cm) tall diamond shapes in a symmetrical grid throughout; within each diamond are blurred dashes of light blue, mustard and red (see close-ups).
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: