6822:1930s-50s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 53in Piece(Arai-Hari)

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)

1960s Arai-Hari Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.5 inches /  33.7 cm
Length: 53 inches / 134.62 cm

Catalog# 6822

US$20.00 per piece

Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: Pieces received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructionist called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall,by click-pushing HERE.

Fabric Type: Distinctive (seldom-seen) Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, minimally translucent, softer than most; 2 colors: navy-blue and pale light blue(looks almost white); This is a classic Kasuri with undulating bands with ovals in rows; ovals have hashtag-like geometric figures within; checkerboard arrangement; (see close-ups); Designs 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.


    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:

    ...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 .

      $ 20.00

      6822:1930s-50s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 53in Piece(Arai-Hari)