6863: 1930s-50s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric, 44in.Piece(Arai-Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat) Fabric
Width: 13.125(1/8) inches / 33.34 cm
Length: 44 inches/ 111.76 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, slightly firm black cotton with classic Kasuri patterns and figures in symmetrical rows/columns with hash tags and other irregularly shaped strands; colors of the designs are mostly light blues with accents in yellow-tan and red; largest elements are about 1 inch/25.4 mm at longest dimension and are all intentionally blurred per usual kasuri process (see close-ups).
Note on image colors: Please use our text descriptions of color to complement your sense of the fabric as devices show colors differently.
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