7653:1980s Japanese E-Gasuri (Image-Kasuri) Deadstock Cotton Kimono Fabric 55".Pc.

7653: 1980s Deadstock EGasuri, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1980s Deadstock Japanese Yukata Cotton Fabric
Japanese E-Gasuri (Image-Kasuri) Ikat
Checkerboard Pattern Tortoises / Bamboo

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.8 cm

Catalog# 7653: 

US$20.00 per piece
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980s deadstock vintage Japanese Kasuri (ikat)  of the E-Gasuri (Lit. image-kasuri) Type, found with a lot of partial rolls and pieces.

Fabric Description: Deadstock, never used, Japanese vintage Kasuri (e-gasuri ikat) cotton fabric from the 1980s; fabric is lightweight, slightly translucent, with a background color of dark indigo blue and gray checkerboard pattern; The rectangles measure 3.75 inches/ 9.53 cm X 4 inches/10.16 cm, alternating designs of classic rendered tortoises and bamboo;  colors varying from pale aqua blue to grays; same on both sides;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

      7653:1980s Japanese E-Gasuri (Image-Kasuri) Deadstock Cotton Kimono Fabric 55".Pc.