7265: Deadstock 1930s-50s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 42in. Piece

7265: 1930s Japan Kasuri Ikat 55inches

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)

1930s-1950s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.375 inches / 33.97 cm
Length: 53 inches / 134.62 cm

Catalog# 7265

US$15.00 per piece plus shipping


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930s-1950s kasuri ikat cotton pieces.

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

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), Lightweight, still firm, and slightly translucent; indigo  blue(almost black) dyed background, motifs in light-pale blue; This is a larger-scale ikat pattern,  with a diagonal grid whose elements are rectangular shapes whose inner measurements are 4 inches/10.16cm X 1.5 inches/38.1mm; the nodes are fuzzy ovals that average 1.25 inches/31.75mm at longest dimension, serving as junctures of the overall pattern; please see close-ups; the fabric is the same on both sides.

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

Condition: Excellent (Still hard, 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 are 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

      7265: Deadstock 1930s-50s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 42in. Piece