7709: 1930s-1950s Japanese Kasuri (ikat) Cotton Fabric 59in. Piece(Arai-Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
1930s-1950s Arai-Hari Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 59 inches / 149.86 cm
US$20.00 per piece plus shipping
Fabric History/Pedigree: Pieces received from a traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructionist called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall, by click-pushing HERE.
Fabric Type: Kasuri (ikat), lightweight, translucent, still stiff; 2 colors: indigo and mid-range blues; This is a classic kasuri weave with very small elements inspeckled lines(Please see close-ups); Designs on both sides.
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 a 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 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, on-line encyclopedia, defines Kasuri as:
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