7187:1980s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 55in.Piece

7187: 1980s Japan Kasuri  Cotton, long

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1980s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 14.25 inches / 36.2 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.8 cm

Catalog# 7187: 

US$20.00 per piece


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980s, found as partial deadstock roll.

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

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, slightly translucent, gray background color fabric with a checkerboard arrangement of 2 inches(5.08cm) circles in checkerboard arrangement, as well as small red squares between circles; Also, in foreground to the circles there are 8 thin single pinstripes running lengthwise(vertical, warp), being about 1.75 inches(44.45 cm) apart; same on both sides.

Condition: Excellent; Still slightly firm, the fabric softens with wash. (hand-wash separately, with lukewarm water-- see our FAQ Pages for cleaning tips.

 Colors: Please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric due to differences in contrast and color on different devices.


    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

      7187:1980s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 55in.Piece