6632: 1930s-50s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 53in. Piece
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s Japanese Cotton
Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 53 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 slightly firm; gray-blue to light aqua-blue designs on dark indigo color (almost black) background; This is a traditional ikat with 4 inches (10.16cm) tall diamond shapes in diagonal rows, and four petal flower shapes interspaced; all designs throughout, with curlicue shapes attached to diamond figures; (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: