74501:1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric, 55in.Piece, Used

74501:1960s Japan Kasuri Ikat, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1960s Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat) Fabric
(Used, from de-constructed kasuri kimono)

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

Catalog# 7450-1:

US$20.00 per piece
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 

Found this in roll, from a deconstructed kasuri kimono, based on sizes, estimated from 1960s or earlier.

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat) Fabric is lightweight, slightly translucent, a mottled gray with hints of dark blue solid background; designs are rhombic figures (4-sided diamond shapes, average sizes 2 to 2.5 inches -- 5.08cm to 6.4cm) at widest points; These diamond shapes are in pairs, aligned diagonally and randomly placed; Design colors are black, pale aqua-blue, red, dark-red, and mustard-yellow (see closeups); same on both sides.

Note on image colors:  Please use our text descriptions of color to complement your sense of the fabric as devices show colors and contrast differently.

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 .

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      74501:1960s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric, 55in.Piece, Used