6703: 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 53in. Piece
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)(Arai-Hari)
1960s Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.25 inches / 33.7 cm
Length: 53 inches / 134.62 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; 2 hues of pale aqua-blue colored designs on indigo (dyed) background; This is a traditional ikat with a symmetrical pattern of even rows of curling bands (laterally) and sine-wave shapes (vertically) composed of fuzzy 1.5 inches (38.1mm) tall diamond shapes connected with the wave lines (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: