7379:1930s-50s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 55in.Piece
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1930s-1950s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.25 inches / 33.7 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.8 cm
Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, slightly translucent, stiff; very dark indigo (almost black) background color fabric with a reticular/lattice pattern comprised of diagonally arranged figures, all measuring no more than .5 inches/ 12.7mm at longest dimension; colors of designs are very pale-aqua-blue and some blue-gray colors in the intersecting lines;(Please see close-ups); 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.
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, online encyclopedia, defines Kasuri as:
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