This handwoven panel of Kasuri cloth consists of small red and white blocks within a white grid on a dark indigo background. The fabric is light-weight cotton woven in balanced plain weave. It has a good drape and would be suitable as an accent fabric for interior accessories or shirt-weight clothing. It is in good condition with a one-inch hole along one selvedge edge.
Kasuri is a dyeing and weaving technique know as ikat in other parts of the world. Warp and/or weft threads are dyed in a predetermined pattern before they are woven; as weaving progresses a geometric or figurative design emerges. The patterns have “fuzzy” lines that are a hallmark of the technique.