7501:1930s-50s Japanese Kasuri Ikat EGasuri Deadstock Cotton Fabric 55in.Pc

7501:1930s Japanese Ikat Kasuri, 55inches

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat), E-Gasuri Type
1930s-1950s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.25 inches / 33.7 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.8 cm

Catalog# 7501: 

US$20.00 per piece
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dividerFabric History/Pedigree: 1930s,-1950s found as partial deadstock roll.

Fabric Description: Deadstock, never used, Japanese vintage Kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric from earlier times.

Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, slightly translucent, stiff; very dark indigo  blue (almost black) background color fabric with stylized flowers in rectangular and oval shapes; because of these images of flowers, this is sometimes called 'e-gasuri' (lit. image-kasuri); All figures are rectangular (3.625inches/9.21cm) or oval shapes(2.5 inches/6.4cm tall); The curving lines between the flowers connect them; note the arrangement of these is in diagonal rows, with the pale blue rectangles alternating with burgundy reds; Colors of curvilinera connected flower figures are pale aqua-blue and light grayish-blue (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.

 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 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:



    ...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

    7501:1930s-50s Japanese Kasuri Ikat EGasuri Deadstock Cotton Fabric 55in.Pc