Vintage, Japanese kasuri ikat cotton fabric - by the yard


This listing is for one yard (36 inches or 91.33cm) of fabric. There are multiple yards available. If more than one yard is purchased then you will receive the entire yardage as one complete length.

This kasuri fabric is unused, vintage stock from the 1960's - 1970's. It is is excellent condition and would be perfect for use in boro and sashiko projects. It can also be used for smaller items such as doll clothing, small accent pillow, hair accessories, bags or coin purses.

Kasuri, also called Ikat, is created by weaving together threads that have been pre-dyed with a pattern. The threads are then woven together and the pattern will be shown in the fabric. This fabric is "tateyokogasuri" kasuri as it uses both warp and weft threads that have been dyed to create the pattern.

The cotton fabric has a black background that has vertical, green colored stripes. Sky blue "X"s, red lines and yellow and blue spots are woven throughout the fabric. Please see the last photo for the best representation of the colors. Crayola brand crayons are placed in the photo for a color comparison.

Unused, kasuri fabric has an extremely stiff drape. This fabric should become more fluid with use. Please also note that this fabric has a slightly open weave. This can be most easily seen in the 8th photo where light can be seen showing through the fabric.

Item specifics:

-13 5/8 inches (34.6cm) wide

- Light to medium weight cotton fabric

-Extremely stiff drape.

-slight texture due to open weave

-100% cotton or primarily cotton

**When ironing it is recommended that cotton cloth be placed between the iron and the fabric to prevent shiny, burnished areas from being formed**

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor. This is a vintage item so there may be small blemishes or marks in addition to those noted in the description. This item has been stored for many years so there may be a slight storage smell although I do not notice any.

*I am always willing to provide more information or pictures regarding my fabrics or using/sewing these fabrics. Please do not hesitate to send me a contact me if you have any questions.*


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Shipping from United States

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Orders totaling $35.00 USD and over will be shipped free to domestic addresses using coupon code FREE35. The free shipping will be shown at the final order cost, right before submitting the order.

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I only charge the actual shipment cost and do not charge packaging or handling fees. Shipping cost overages of $1.00 USD or more are refunded at time of shipment. Out of respect for my international customers, I DO NOT inflate my prices to cover shipping costs for free domestic shipping.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

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Returns and exchange details

I will gladly accept returns on items that are not to your liking. The buyer must pay return shipping charges. I must be notified within 2 days after confirmation of delivery of the item that you wish to return the item for a refund.

A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.



I currently reside in New York State and am required to charge sales tax on items shipped to New York state. Taxes are not collected on items that are shipped to any other states or internationally.

The buyer is responsible for all customs charges, VAT, taxes and handling fees.

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