Japanese Vintage Kasuri Obi Mask (Igeta)
Limited number in stock. Vintage Japanese Kasuri fabric mask.
Protect yourself and the community with Fashion Girls for Humanity* masks. Or give to your friends and the community in need. Proceeds go to Fashion Girls fund which is currently producing PPE gowns in NYC, and we have donated PPE gowns to NYC area hospitals.
An interior pocket to insert your own filters to create an appropriate barrier necessary for Covid-19. Please note any cloth masks alone do not give enough protection. We recommend the use of a medical grade surgical mask or a filter made from vacuum cleaner bag material as a filter.
Reversible. Lined with various colors. Patterns may vary.
Made in sunny California by a women-owned factory.
Washable and reusable. Please wash separately from white as fabric uses vintage indigo- and vegetable-dye. Hand wash cold / Do not tumble dry.
Measurement: 8" wide x 5.75" tall
Made from 100% silk Kasuri fabric from Japan.
Kasuri (絣) is a Japanese word for fabric that has been woven with fibers dyed specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric. It is an ikat (resist-dyeing) technique. The patterns are characterized by a blurred or brushed appearance. The warp and weft threads are resist-dyed in specific patterns. Prior to dyeing, sections of the warp and weft yarns are tightly wrapped with thread to protect them from the dye. When woven together, the undyed areas interlace to form patterns. Many variations are possible. Kasuri patterns may be applied to the warp or to the weft; or to both the warp and the weft. There are many techniques used to create kasuri.
Obi: Obi (sash), a sash worn with a kimono. When made into mask, obi masks have more structure (creating a room to breath inside) than regular cloth masks.
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