7328:1970s Japanese Kasuri (E_Gasuri) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 44in.Piece

7328: 1970s Indigo Kasuri Cotton, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
E-Gasuri (Picture Kasuri) Type
(Flowers, 2 Types)

1970s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 44 inches / 111.76 cm

Catalog# 7328: 

US$16.00 per piece


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s, deadstock vintage Japanese Kasuri (ikat) found with a lot of partial rolls and pieces; e-gasuri type.

Fabric Description: Deadstock, never used, Japanese vintage Kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric from the 1970s; background color is dark indigo with figures/designs in pale blue and light blue-gray; this is of the type called E-Gasuri (lit. picture-kasuri) because the kasuri is dyed-woven with images, in this case,  two types of flowers: one a blossom, probably a chrysanthemum, the other is stem, leaves and small rounded flowers; There are also samll dabs of mustard-yellow and red at various places (please see close-ups). 

Condition: Excellent; Still 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 .

      $ 16.00

      7328:1970s Japanese Kasuri (E_Gasuri) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 44in.Piece