6720: SOLD 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 47in.

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
E-Gasuri (Picture Kasuri)& Geometrics
1960s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 14.25 inches / 36.2cm
Length: 47 inches / 119.38 cm

Catalog# 6720: 

US$15.00 per YARD
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s, found with loose lot of other deadstock pieces.

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 a grid of geometric figures and unknown (odd irregular shape, possibly water/ stream?) evenly aligned; designs are mostly rhombic (diamond) shaped of same size (2 inches/5.08cm tall) rows and columns are symmetrically arrayed diagonally; same on both sides; figures are in white and light gray.

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


    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 .

      $ 15.00

      6720: SOLD 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 47in.