Kasuri (Ikat) - one of many vintage Japanese kimono techniques. Ikat fabrics are made by selectively binding & dyeing parts of the warp or weft threads, or even both, before the fabric is woven. It is an arduous and exacting process. For either silk or cotton fabrics, the threads are stretched on a frame, selected design areas are bound, then the hanks of bound threads are immersed in the dye pots. For warp ikats like this one, the warp threads that are bound and dyed. The fabric is woven w...