7702:1960s Japanese Kasuri Ikat Deadstock Cotton Fabric 62in.Pc.
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1960s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 62 inches / 157.48 cm
Fabric Description: Deadstock, never used, Japanese vintage Kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric from earlier times.
Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, translucent, stiff; very dark indigo blue (almost black) background color fabric with designs of diagonally arrayed rows and columns of fuzzy-edged light aqua-blue orbs that are under 1 inch/2.54cm; Other designs are nondescript light gray-blue strokes in tiny pinstripes connecting; also, there are tiny cross-shapes (about .75 inch/19.05mm at longest), these also run in diagonal grid arrangement; This is a very common design of kasuri from that period; colors are light aqua-blue and light blue-gray; Please view our 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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