6990: 1970s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 42in.Piece

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1970s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.75 inches / 33.97 cm
Length: 42 inches / 106.68 cm

Catalog# 6990: 

US$15.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1970s, found as deadstock.

Fabric Description: Deadstock, never used, Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric.

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, stiff; dark navy-blue color fabric with designs throughout of diagonally arranged hash-tag type lined shapes, and blurred dots all arrayed in classic symmetrical fashion; figures are in mostly pale aqua-blues with  light mustard-yellow and burgundy(mix of light and dark); same on both sides.

Condition: Excellent (still firm, softens with washing -- requires special washing instructions -- let us know if you need them)


    This is an unused 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 .

      $ 15.00

      6990: 1970s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 42in.Piece