6717: 1980s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric by Yard

6717: 1980s E-Gasuri Kasuri Ikat, close1

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono E-Gasuri (Ikat)
(Flowers, Striped Grid Squares)

1980s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.4 cm

Catalog# 6717: 

US$10.00 per YARD
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980s, found as deadstock bolt.

Fabric Description: Deadstock, never used, Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; Because it has images, this type is sometimes called e-gasuri (lit. picture-kasuri).

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, slightly firm (not stiff); black fabric with designs in deep and dark reds as well as white to off-white; Motifs are not typical kasuri: geometric thin stripes grid square i checkerboard layout, alternating with flowers (4 petals); same on both sides.

Condition: Excellent (Slightly firm, softens with washing -- requires special washing instructions -- let us know if you need them)

NOTE: Sold by the yard and if purchasing multiple yards we will ship them uncut as one piece.


    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 .

      $ 10.00

      6717: 1980s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric by Yard