7703:1960s Japanese White Kasuri (ikat) AraiHari Cotton Fabric 54in.Piece

7703:60s White Kasuri, Japan Cotton,54in.

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

Catalog# 7703: 

US$18.00 per piece
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s Arai-hari Japanese vintage White Kasuri (ikat) cotton kimono fabric; Pieces received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructor called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall,by click-pushing HERE.

Fabric Description: 

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.

 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 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:

    ...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 .

      $ 18.00

      7703:1960s Japanese White Kasuri (ikat) AraiHari Cotton Fabric 54in.Piece