Kasuri - Japanese Ikat

Kasuri (Ikat ) is the representative of traditional Japanese textiles, and in many regions people have produced various refined motifs and techniques. You can see the variety of kasuri here.

http://net.grapac.co.jp/photobit/vol/13_1.html
http://net.grapac.co.jp/photobit/vol/13_2.html

'Kasuri is woven fabric with dyed yarn, and has beautiful geometric patterns. Portions of yarns are tied by other threads and dyed. When the tied threads are removed undyed part are remained, and when the textile is woven with this yarn, beautiful pattern is created with the warp and weft. There are three kinds of kasuri technique, Yoko-gasuri,Tate-gasuri and Tateyoko-gasuri. Yoko-gasuri and Tate-gasuri is patterned with either dyed warp or weft thread, and tateyoko-gasuri is patterned both dyed warp and weft thread, and tate-yokogasuri is called 'double ikat' in English. Of course, double ikat needs the most developed and refined techniques. The patterns of Kasuri have slight blurring in the outline of the pattern because of its weaving technique, and it gives a unique and beautiful look to the fabrics.

Kasuri techniques are considered to be born in India, and double ikat was developed especially in India, Indonesia and Japan. In Japan, where the kasuri was most developed at first is Okinawa, and spread to other areas. In Okinawa a variety of natural fibers, such as silk, cotton, hemp,Japanese banana plant are woven with refined kasuri technique.Here is the eight samples of the ikat of Okinawa.

http://w1.nirai.ne.jp/okikousi/crafts/kougei-page.htm

In main land of Japan, from Kyusyu, Sanin , Bingo and Shikoku(southern Japan) cotton kasuri is developed, and in northern Japan kasuri made of linen.

http://www.ne.jp/asahi/taki56/kyoto/ori2002-7-1
http://www.tokusen.info/kougei/0027/index.html
http://www.kougei.or.jp/english/crafts/0118/f0118.html
http://www.kougei.or.jp/english/crafts/0121/f0121.html
http://www.japan-art.com/en/antiques/tex/4012.htm

Here is the production process of Yumihama-kasuri(in Sanin district)
http://www.pref.tottori.jp/shijou/art/yumihamamkasuri/index2/index2.htm

After the WWII, many kasuri became to be made by machine. Now in Kurume(Kyushu district) , Sainin and Iyo(Shokuku district) , traditional kasuri are woven by hand with incredible skilled hand work. But the genuine kasuri( woven by hand ) become too expensive to be used as a ordinary wear. Kurume Gasuri(Kasuri) is thoght to have best quality among these traditonal kasuri.
New product of the genuine kasuri becomes too expensive, we highly recommend vintage kasuri instead of the new one. The price of the vintage Kurume Gasuri or other hand woven kasuri are not cheap, but they are reasonable compared with new one. The vintage kasuri was made by hand with incredible elaborate hand work, and its cotton textile has thick but has very soft touch.
* Of course if you can afford to buy new product, please buy them to support the weaving tradition of kasuri. ( It is very happy also to us!)

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Vintage Kurume-Gasuri Fantastic Pattern
Item No #53157
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$98.00
Vintage Kurume-Gasuri Child Kimono
Item No #53158
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$48.00
Vintage Kurume-Gasuri with Unique Pattern
Item No #53159
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition good
Fabric silk
Technique double ikat
Price$78.00

Vintage Kurume-Gasuri Child Long Jacket
Item No #53160
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$58.00
Unique Pattern Kurume-Gasurki
Item No #53161
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$48.00
Vintage Kurume-Gasuri Kimono
Item No #53162
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$58.00

Unique Bingo Kasuri Kimono
Item No #53163
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$78.00
Boy's Haori made of Bingo-Gasuri
Item No #53164
Item Boy's Haori
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$38.00
Unique Bingo Kasuri Kimono
Item No #53165
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition excellent
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$48.00

Elegant Double Ikat Pattern Bingo-Gasuri
Item No #53166
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$58.00
Unique Bingo-Gasuri Kimono
Item No #53167
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$58.00
Unique Geometric Pattern Yumihama Kasuri
Item No #53168
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$140.00

Unique Tortoise Double Ikat Kurome Gasuri
Item No #53171
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition excellent
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$230.00
Vintage Kurume Gasuri Dot & Stripe Pattern
Item No #53174
Item Kimono
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$220.00
Unique Double Ikat Kasuri from Sanin District
Item No #53175
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$98.00

Elegant Yumihama Gasuri
Item No #53176
Item Kimono
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique weave
Price$160.00
Bold Lobster Motif Kurume Gasuri
Item No #53177
Item Bolt
History quite new
Fabric cotton
Price$500.00
Beautiful Double Ikat Pattern Shosei Gasuri
Item No #53178
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$150.00

Mosquito Size Double Ikat - Kagasuri
Item No #53179
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$300.00
Exotic Tortoise Pattern Kurume Gasuri
Item No #53180
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition excellent
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$180.00
Vintage Shosei Gasuri from Kurume
Item No #53181
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$160.00

Unique Bingo Kasuri Jacket
Item No #53150
Item Jacket
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$42.00
Unique Bingo Kasuri Jacket
Item No #53151
Item Jacket
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$42.00
Unique Pattern Bingo Kasuri
Item No #53375
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$68.00

Unique Bingo Kasuri
Item No #53376
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition excellent
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$58.00
Vintage Kurume-Gasuri with Unique Pattern
Item No #53377
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$58.00
Exotic Swallows & Curb Pattern Ikat from Okinawa
Item No #53378
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$140.00

Unique Pattern Bingo Kasuri
Item No #53379
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$48.00
Unique Bingo Kasuri
Item No #53380
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique dyed
Price$48.00
Vintage Kurume-Gasuri 'Yukinko'(Snow ball) Pattern
Item No #53381
Item Men's Haori
History vintage
Condition good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$120.00

Vintage Mosquito Pattern Ikat - Kagasuri
Item No #53382
Item Jacket
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$120.00
Exotic Kikko (Tortoiseshell) Pattern Kurume Kasuri
Item No #53383
Item Men's Haori
History vintage
Condition excellent
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$120.00
Cute Pattern Kasuri from Sanin
Item No #53384
Item Jacket
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$68.00

Unique Pattern Bingo Kasuri
Item No #53385
Item kasuri
History quite new
Condition excellent
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$68.00
Unique Hemp Ikat from Omi
Item No #53386
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric hemp
Technique double ikat
Price$120.00
Exotic Kikko(Tortoiseshell) Motif Kurume Gasuri
Item No #53387
Item Men's Kimono
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$140.00

Vintage Kurume Kasuri 'Yukinko' (Snow Ball) Pattern
Item No #53388
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$200.00
Corp & Geometric Pattern Kasuri Futon Cover
Item No #53389
Item Futon Cover
History vintage
Condition very good
Material cotton
Price$400.00
Rare Mosquito Pattern Kagasuri
Item No #53532
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$180.00

Vintage Shosei Gasuri from Kurume
Item No #53533
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$140.00
Rare Vintage Hand Woven Kagasuri
Item No #53534
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$120.00
Vintage Shosei Gasuri Haori from Kurume
Item No #53535
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$100.00

Unique Kiku & Weaving Line Pattern Kasuri
Item No #53536
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$120.00
Unique Geometric Pattern Black Kasuri
Item No #53537
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$120.00
Beautiful Check Pattern Kasuri Kimono
Item No #53538
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$58.00

Fantastic Geometric Pattern Kasuri Kimono
Item No #53539
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$68.00
Small Curb Motif Vintage Kasuri Kimono
Item No #53540
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$68.00
Unique Red Curb & White Circle Pattern
Item No #53541
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$58.00

Unique Kasuri Pattern Men's Roomy Vest
Item No #53542
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$58.00
Unique Pattern Kasuri Kimono
Item No #53543
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$68.00
Geometric Pattern Bingo Kasuri Kimono
Item No #53544
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$48.00

ELegant Double Ikat Kasuri Kimono
Item No #53545
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$78.00
Unique Geometric Pattern Vintage Kasuri
Item No #53546
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$48.00
Cute Flower Pattern Bingo Kasuri
Item No #53547
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$48.00

Unique Pattern Bingo Kasuri
Item No #53548
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$48.00
Cute Pattern Bingo Kasuri
Item No #53549
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$48.00
Beautiful Double Ikat Pattern Kasuri Kimono
Item No #53550
Item kasuri
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$68.00

Unique Pattern Bingo Kasuri Kimono
Item No #53551
Item kasuri
History quite old
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique weave
Price$48.00
Unique Auspicious Kasuri Futon Cover
Item No #53692
Item Futon Cover
History vintage
Condition very good
Material cotton
Price$300.00
Tasteful Geometric Pattern Kasuri Fabric
Item No #53694
Item Futon Cover
History vintage
Condition very good
Fabric cotton
Technique double ikat
Price$160.00
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