7657: 1960s Deadstock Japanese Mock-Kasuri White Print Cotton Fabric,41"Pc.

7657: 1960s White Mock Kasuri, closeup

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1960s  Deadstock Mock-White Kasuri Print Designs 
 Japanese White Cotton Fabric

Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 41 inches / 104.14 cm

Catalog# 7657:

US$10.00 per piece
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s, found as a partial roll, deadstock yukata fabric, print is a mock-kasuri design.

Fabric Description: Deadstock never used, Japanese vintage lightweight,slightly translucent cotton fabric made to mimic Kasuri pattern but is not made using the Kasuri process (Described below*). The mock-Kasuri designs here are in rows and columns of tiny squares and dots in rows; komon; (please view closeups); still firm; the fabric softens with wash. (hand-wash separately, with lukewarm water-- see our FAQ Pages for cleaning tips; Print design on one side.

  Soft-white background with designs printed in  black; Please remember that colors and contrast shown may vary on different devices. 

Condition: Excellent 

*Cultural Notes about actual Kasuri:

    Kasuri (not this product) is a Japanese country vintage fabric 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 patterns. Because of the methods used, authentic kasuri is usually highly expensive. Therefore, fabric makers in the 60s-70s worked at producing less expensive designs that looked like kasuri. More info on actual Kasuri is below:

    More 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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      7657: 1960s Deadstock Japanese Mock-Kasuri White Print Cotton Fabric,41"Pc.