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Item
Solid Indigo Uraji Cotton Textile Bolt
Fabric
Soft, tight weave, light-medium weight
Semi-polished cotton,
Very Dark Indigo
Commercially Woven
At the time this cotton fabric was produced, silk was a very expensive fabric. This fabric was designed to be a less expensive, but similar, to silk at a lower cost.
Size
13.5 inches X 10.5 yards
34 cm X 950 cm
Age
Mid 1900's
Condition
Excellent, Never Used
Still tied into its original box (6th photo)
With delightful original labels

Comment This indigo fabric was once destined to become a kimono liner, called uraji in Japanese. This textile has it's original heavy paper box, identification tags and stickers from the era. This indigo fabric has a tighter weave than the typical Japanese indigo textile because was originally destined for the liner of a high quality kimono. This textile was considered the very highest quality, very expensive item at the time it was woven.
Original box.