Kasuri, or as mostly known as Japanese Ikat, is a technique invented in the 1800s. It’s used to produce fabrics which are woven with fibers dyed specifically to create patterns and images. The traditional technique has been preserved and handed down over the generations, despite the ever-changing world of dyeing and weaving. It has been a Japanese cultural property since 1957.
To this day Kurume Kasuri, which is used in a wide range of everyday goods such as Japanese clothing, western clothing, and interior design, is one of Japan’s most recognisable textiles. Typical to these cotton fabrics are their simple patterns, made from the yarns and are hand dyed with natural indigo. The width of the fabrics are mostly 35-38 centimeters.