6743: 1960s Japanese Deadstock Kasuri Yukata Cotton Fabric, Yard

6743:1960s Japanese Yukata Cotton,close

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Kasuri Cotton Fabric by Yard

Width: 14 inches / 35.56cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.44 cm

Catalog# 6743:

US$12.00 per yard

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Fabric History/Pedigree:  Deadstock, kasuri (ikat) yukata cotton, unused from the 1960s.

Fabric Description:  Lightweight, translucent kasuri fabric is a traditional cotton fabric originally intended for use in making a yukata (summer cotton kimono) or coat;  Color is a background of an even mix of black and brown with some blues; Design is a tiny mesh grid arrangement using very thin threads both warp and woof (see close-up); Most of the older kasuri like this are usually in various indigo-based colors, this one is brown-black so may have used mud-dye but we aren't sure.

Condition: Excellent for its age.

About Pictures: Please NOTE that colors and contrast differ on each device so please use our text descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric.


Cultural Notes:

    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.

    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 .

    $ 12.00

    6743: 1960s Japanese Deadstock Kasuri Yukata Cotton Fabric, Yard