7765:1960s Japanese Kasuri (E-Gasuri) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 55in.Piece

7765:1960s Japan Kasuri 55 inches

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1960s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Japanese Kimono Kasuri (Ikat)
E-Gasuri (Picture-Kasuri) Type
Cherry Blossoms on Branches --
with floating orbs in diagonal rows

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.8 cm

Catalog# 7765: 

US$20.00 per piece
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divider Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s, deadstock vintage Japanese Kasuri (ikat) found with a lot of partial rolls and pieces; e-gasuri type.

Fabric Description: Deadstock, never used, Japanese vintage Kasuri (ikat) cotton fabric from the 1960s; fabric is thin/translucent, stiff with background color of indigo-blue/black with figures/designs in pale blue, light blue-gray -- cherry blossoms on branches and floating orbs(mon/crest?) in a checkerboard type symmetrical and diagonal alignment, the orbs seeming to float as a foreground element; orbs are in pale yellow, red and pale aqua-blue; some dark green on the branches;  this is of the type called E-Gasuri (lit. picture-kasuri) because the kasuri is dyed-woven with images, in this case,  of cherry blossoms on branches, etc. as described; Please see close-ups. 

Condition: Excellent; Still firm, the fabric softens with multiple washes. (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 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:

    ...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 .

      $ 20.00

      7765:1960s Japanese Kasuri (E-Gasuri) Deadstock Cotton Fabric 55in.Piece