Japanese Ikat Weaving

Jun Tomita, Noriko Tomita

Japanese Ikat Weaving
Taylor & Francis Ltd
United Kingdom
31 January 2024

Japanese Ikat Weaving

Jun Tomita, Noriko Tomita

First Published in 1982, Japanese Ikat Weaving offers a professional approach to the subject, presented with great clarity and precision. Japanese Ikat weaving, also known as Kasuri, is the technique by which lengths of yarn are tied and dyed before weaving. Patterns created with this technique are unique and its popularity is increasing among weavers, craftsmen and textile designers in all parts of the world. The authors give an account of the history of Kasuri and describes the regional technical differences of its use in Japan. They deal in detail with the actual techniques of various types of weft and warp Kasuri; each sequence is explained clearly and concisely, using many diagrams. Kasuri and indigo are inseparable in Japanese Ikat weaving and the final section is therefore devoted to a discussion of indigo dyeing. This is an interesting read for students of textile design, fashion design and Japanese culture.

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