Kasuri

Kasuri is the Japanese term for what is commonly known as ikat weaving.  The kasuri process involves yarns being tied before they are dyed.  The areas where yarns are tied are "masked" and will resist dye.  The way in which yarns are tied will determine the look of the finished patterns which will be woven into the cloth.  Sometimes just the weft yarns are tied. Sometimes both the weft and warp yarns are tied, and this is called double kasuri--a technique which can yield designs that range from simplistic to marvelously complex and pictorial.

A Pieced Kasuri Furoshiki: Machine Stitched with Sashiko Stitched Edges

A Pieced Kasuri Furoshiki: Machine Stitched with Sashiko Stitched Edges

mid twentieth century38" x 29 1/2", 96.5 cm x 75 cm This ... (more)

A Length of Elegant Kasuri Cotton: Repeat Pattern

A Length of Elegant Kasuri Cotton: Repeat Pattern

early to mid twentieth century52" x 13 1/2", 132 cm x 34 ... (more)

A Short Length of Indigo Dyed Kasuri: Umbrellas, Pine Bark and Floating Weft

A Short Length of Indigo Dyed Kasuri: Umbrellas, Pine Bark and Floating Weft

early twentieth century32" x 13 1/2", 82.5 cm x 34 cm Thi... (more)

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