6743: 1960s Japanese Deadstock Kasuri Yukata Cotton Fabric, Yard
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Kasuri Cotton Fabric by Yard
Width: 14 inches / 35.56cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.44 cm
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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.
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.
Regular price $ 125.00 Sale price $ 105.00