7503:1970s Japanese Kasuri (E-Gasuri) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 55in.Piece

7503: 1970s Japan Kasuri Ikat, 55inches

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat), E-Gasuri Type
Birds in Flight(Swallows)

1970s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric

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

Catalog# 7503: 

US$20.00 per piece
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1970s kasuri found as 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 classic 'bird-in-flight'(swallow/sparrow) motif plus blocks-plus-sign figures, all aligned in symmetrical perpendicular rows-columns; The sparrows are 4 inches/10.16cm at longest, and the block Plus figures are 3 inches/7.62 cm at longest; Birds are a light gray-blue while the plus figures are red or pale aqua-blue; because of these images (birds-in-flight), this is sometimes called 'e-gasuri' (lit. image-kasuri); 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:

    Cultural Notes on Kasuri(ikat):

    Wikipedia.org, online 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

      7503:1970s Japanese Kasuri (E-Gasuri) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 55in.Piece