7703:1960s Japanese White Kasuri (ikat) AraiHari Cotton Fabric 54in.Piece
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono White Kasuri (Ikat)
1960s AraiHari (Cleaned/Used) Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 54 inches / 137.16 cm
White Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, slightly translucent, stiff; white background color fabric with lattice pattern comprised of thin-lined black figures, diagonally arranged ; all these elements are small( (.25 inch/6.35mm long) and are various type hash figures, some resemble the 'does not equal' mathematical symbol, others are "L" and similar figures, all arranged in parallel rows & columns; 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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