7380:1960s Japanese Kasuri Ikat Deadstock Cotton Kimono Fabric 61in.Piece

7380:1960s Japanese Kasuri Cotton, 55in.

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1960s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)

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

Catalog# 7380: 

US$20.00 per piece
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s, deadstock vintage Japanese Kasuri (ikat) found with a lot of partial rolls and pieces.

Fabric Description: Deadstock, never used, Japanese vintage Kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric from the 1960s; fabric is thin/translucent with a background color of indigo-black with fuzzy figures in diagonal grid, rows and columns of  2 inches/ 5.08cm squared rhombic (4-sided diamond) figures; these diamonds are filled alternately with small diamond or square shapes; the lattice effect is caused by the light-blue-gray pinstripes creating the lines throughout; colors of designs:  of blue, mustard yellow, green,and red; also, the tone of the inner fuzzy diamond shapes is brighter pale-aqua-blue than the lines; (please see close-ups). 

Condition: Excellent; Still firm, the fabric softens with multiple washes. (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

      7380:1960s Japanese Kasuri Ikat Deadstock Cotton Kimono Fabric 61in.Piece