6589:SOLD1950's Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 44in Piece(Arai-Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1930s-1950s Arai-Hari Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 44 inches / 111.76 cm
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, slightly translucent, soft; 2 colors: navy-blue and pale light blue(looks almost white); This is a rather different combination of patterns we seldom see in this period of kasuri; Designs on both sides: diagonal rows of 3.5 inches(88.4 cm) long parallelogram shapes (skewed rectangle shapes), with 4 inches (10.16cm) long parallelogram shapes (empty except for small fuzzy oval in center of each figure) running horizontally; these rows of horizontal parallelogram (solid and outlined) figures are joined at one end with the solids creating angled "L" shapes; quite unusual perspective-taking by the creator(see close-ups).
Colors: Please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric due to differences in contrast and color on different devices.
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: