6639:1960's Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 57in. Piece(Arai-Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1960s Arai-Hari Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 57 inches / 144.78 cm
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, dark indigo-blue(almost black) fabric, slightly translucent and lightly stiff; designs in 2 colors: light aqua-blue with soft-red accents; This is a classic kasuri with web matric connecting circular figures (larger circles are 3 inches (8.62 cm) diameter, smaller circles arearound 2 inches (5.08cm) diameter; Circle figures are nodes conneced with hexagonal bands; web/grid is symmetrical (see close-ups); Designs on both sides.
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: