Japanese kasuri fabrics have been woven with threads dyed specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric. It is an ikat (resist-dyeing) technique with the warp and weft threads resist-dyed in specific patterns.
Our kasuri fabrics are old stock from the mid-Showa era (1950's) but new - never used, found in warehouses and garment factories in Japan.
Unused kasuri has a stiff, crisp feel due to the weaving and indigo dyeing process. To soften the fabric, wash in warm water and add a little fabric softener. Wash separately, as there will be some bleeding of the indigo color. The more this cotton fabric is worn and handled, the softer it will become.
SHOWA KASURI - OLD STOCK - BUT NEW
These are old stock from the mid-Showa era (1950's) but new - never used,
found in warehouses and garment factories in Japan.
100% Cotton Fabric - Kasuri width is approximately 13" wide