6717: 1980s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric by Yard
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
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
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.
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:
Regular price $ 125.00 Sale price $ 105.00