6964: 1960s Deadstock Japanese Mock-Kasuri White Cotton Kimono Fabric, Yard

6964:60s Yukata Cotton mock-kasuri, yard

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Mock-Kasuri Designs 
1960s Deadstock Japanese White Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.44 cm

Catalog# 6964:

List Price: US$10.00 per yard
Sale Price: US$5.00

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s, found as a roll, deadstock.

Fabric Description: Deadstock never used, Japanese vintage lightweight cotton fabric made to mimic Kasuri patterns but not made using Kasuri process (Described below*). The mock-Kasuri designs are in rows and columns of hash-marks and an unknown elements that resemble bush or tree-like figures; thin but higher-quality cotton, still firm;  fabric softens with wash. (hand-wash separately, with luke-warm water-- see our FAQ Pages for cleaning tips); interwoven thatched-like lines (warp-weft) visible - and tangible - in the whole of the fabric (Please see closeups).

  Soft-white background with designs printed in burgundy-red; Please remember that colors shown may differ on different devices. 

Condition: Excellent 

*Cultural Notes about actual Kasuri:

    Kasuri (not this product) is a Japanese country vintage fabric 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 patterns. Because of the methods used, authentic kasuri is usually highly expensive. Therefore, fabric makers in the 60s-70s worked at producing less expensive designs that looked like kasuri. More info on actual Kasuri is below:

    More 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 .

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      6964: 1960s Deadstock Japanese Mock-Kasuri White Cotton Kimono Fabric, Yard