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JAPANESE   KASURI

Kasuri (the Japanese word for ikat) is fabric   that has been woven from theads that are especially dyed to create the woven pattern displayed on the finished piece.   This intricate art requires that the weaver plan in advance exactly where the dyed threads will fall in the weave in order to create a recognizable design.   Unfortunately, in today's Japan, only a few elderly weavers of this technique continue their textile artistry.    Attempts to imitate this process by mechanical means never been fully achieved.   Consequently, it is becoming very difficult to acquire kasuri and a major business that sold kasuri in Berkeley has had to close.  

Unfortunately, we have no kasuri to offer.

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