7654:1930s-50s Japanese Kasuri Ikat Deadstock Cotton Fabric 55in.Pc.
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1930s-1950s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.8 cm
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 designs of a reticular grid, elements are small fuzzy orbs and figures that resemble hash-tags, multiple mesh-screen-like patterns; these alternate in rows and columns rendering the pattern as a rectangular and diagonal grid appearance; all the elements are less than 1 inch/2.54cm; colors are pale aqua-blue and blue-gray; 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.
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:
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