6751: Deadstock 1960's Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 51in Piece

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1960's Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
 Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 51in. Piece

Width: 13.375(3/8) inches / 33.97 cm
Length: 51 inches / 129.54 cm

Catalog# 6751

US$18.00 per piece

Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's, found as partial roll.

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

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), Light-Medium Weight, still firm, slightly translucent; dark indigo background(almost black); This is a traditional ikat pattern with light aqua-blue and gray-blue fuzzy figures rendered in a diagonal arrangement of 1 inch (25.4 mm) tall geometric(plus-signs) figures that alternate with slightly curving bands; same on both sides.

Colors: Please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric due to differences in contrast and color on different devices.

Condition: Excellent (Still hard, 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 .

      $ 18.00

      6751: Deadstock 1960's Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 51in Piece