6992: 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 66in.Piece

6992: 1960s kasuri ikat, closeup1

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1960s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 66 inches / 167.64 cm

Catalog# 6992: 

US$20.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

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

Fabric Description: Deadstock, never used, Japanese vintage kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric from 1960s.

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, stiff;indigo-blue color fabric with designs throughout arranged in checkerboard fashion; squares are all comprised of tiny thin lines(intentionally blurred); Elements are 3/8 inch X 1/2 inch (9.53mm X 12.7mm); array is a symmetricl grid with rows and diagonal lines; squares alternate from being apparently solid with hashtag-like shapes comprised of fine lines along about same measurements; the blurred effect at edges of figures is part of the kasuri classic look; colors of squares are pale-aqua-blue, with some small accents in red and mustard (Please see close-ups); 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 .

      $ 20.00

      6992: 1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 66in.Piece