6721: 1930s-1950s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by Yard

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)

1930s-1950s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.4 cm

Catalog# 6501:

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

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930s to 1950s, found as partial deadstock roll.

Fabric Description: Deadstock never used, Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric; 

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), Lightweight, still firm; 2 colors, dark indigo-dyed  blue and light aqua-blue; This is a traditional ikat with design of columns of hexagonal shapes all parallel to each other; Within each hexagon there are other geometric and line figures, each element (hexagon) is 3.5 inches / 88.46 cm tall.

Condition: Excellent (Still hard, 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

      6721: 1930s-1950s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric by Yard