6748: 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 42in. Piece
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1930s-1950s Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13 inches / 33.02 cm
Length: 42 inches / 102.68 cm
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Pieces received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructor called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall,by click-pushing HERE.
Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), Lightweight, still firm, minimal translucence; indigo-blue(almost black) background; This is a traditional ikat with rows of tiny hash-tag pixel shapes, under 1/8 inch (3.17mm), arranged in even rows with diagonal symmetry; these pixels are in a soft white (see close-ups).
This is a 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