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"Indigo Kasuri - Narrow" Vintage Kimono Yardage
"Indigo Kasuri - Narrow" Vintage Kimono Yardage

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Collar Pieces
Our Price: $22.00

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0323FAB28

This listing is for two lengths of reclaimed vintage Japanese fabric salvaged from a kimono or haori.

This is a cotton kasuri textile dyed with natural indigo. Kasuri - also called ikat - is the process where the cotton threads are dyed before weaving so that the design emerges on the loom. It is sometimes called meisen (when done with silk) or "fuzzy weaving", which refers to the borders of the elements where the individual threads extend slightly beyond the edges.

The pattern is a traditional white on blue, small repeated pattern that creates a tiny grid of abstract shapes - a fabric that is typical of farmer, casual, or rural-life attire. The background is a dark, dark indigo, and seems like new. These pieces come from the collar, so are long and narrow: each piece is 6.5" wide and 48" long.

When we find vintage (circa 1950s but could be older or newer by two decades) Japanese kimono or haori in less-than-sellable condition, we salvage what we can and offer it to artisans, quilters, crafters, and designers for project work. So the fabric has been previously sewn and though we carefully deconstruct the kimono, previous seam lines, as well as minor blemishes, may need to be worked around or trimmed away.

The inspiring designs, hand work, and the ageless beauty of vintage Japanese textiles make all the extra work so worthwhile.

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