7393: 1960s Japanese Kasuri Ikat Deadstock Cotton Kimono Fabric 51in.Piece

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

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

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 51 inches / 129.54 cm

Catalog# 7393: 

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-blue (almost black )with a design of  fuzzy orbs (.5 inch/12.7mm) and elongated fuzzy ovals (1 inch/2.54 cm long) arranged in parallel rows, columns and zig-zag array; the orbs are a light aqua-blue and the figure elements are light blue-gray; Same on both sides; Please see closeups.

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

      7393: 1960s Japanese Kasuri Ikat Deadstock Cotton Kimono Fabric 51in.Piece