6888: 1980s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 35in. Piece
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)(Arai-Hari)
1980s Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.25 inches / 33.7 cm
Length: 35 inches / 88.9 cm
USA 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), Light-medium Weight, still firm; pale aqua-blue colored designs on indigo (dyed) background with accents within the blue figures in yellow and mauve; the design is a geometrically symmetrical sort of reticular array in diagonals; The elements are 4-sided and about 2 inches (5.08cm) at longest side.
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