6880: 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric, 59in.Piece(Arai-Hari)

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1960s Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat) Fabric

Width: 13 inches / 33.02 cm
Length: 59 inches/ 149.86 cm

Catalog# 6880:

US$20.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: 

 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 dark-indigo cotton with classic pale-blue Kasuri patterns in a symmetrical rectangular grid arrangement; elements are small (1/2 inch / 12.7 mm square fuzzy-edged oval shapes alternating with even smaller plus-signs throughout; the layout is evenly spaced rows/columns; same on both sides; The small plus signs are a dark pink color.

Note on image colors:  Please use our text descriptions of color to complement your sense of the fabric as devices show colors and contrast differently.

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

      6880: 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric, 59in.Piece(Arai-Hari)