7326-1:1930s-1950s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 55in. Piece(Arai-Hari)

73261: 1930s Japan Kasuri Ikat,55inches

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1930s-1950s  Arai-Hari Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.8 cm

Catalog# 7326-1

US$18.00 per piece plus shipping

Fabric History/Pedigree: Pieces received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructionist called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall, by click-pushing HERE.

Fabric Type: Black Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, slightly translucent, still stiff; 2 colors for figures are white and gray; This is a classic kasuri arrangement of rows and diagonally arrayed smaller fuzzy shapes with geometric edges, size 2.25 inches/5.71cm X 2 inches/5.08cm (Please see close-ups); Designs 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.


    This is a 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 .

      $ 18.00

      7326-1:1930s-1950s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 55in. Piece(Arai-Hari)