6636: 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 57in.Piece

6636: 1960s Japanese Kasuri, close

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1960s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 57inches / 144.78 cm

Catalog# 6636:

US$18.00 per piece
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s, found as partial deadstock roll.

Fabric Description: Deadstock never used, Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; 

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, still firm; 3 colors, dark indigo blue (almost black) background and figures in light aqua-blue, gray-blue, light mustard yellow and red; Also, the background is filled with lengthwise tiny pinstripes(see last image); This is a traditional ikat with rows in parallel of various geometric and other figures (all fuzzy-edged, typical of kasuri, see close-ups).

Condition: Excellent.


    This is an unused 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

      6636: 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 57in.Piece