Kasuri is a Japanee form of Ikat.  The warp and or weft threads are dyed before weaving resulting in patterns with slight variations in form.  The threads are dyed either through resist, tying or in some cases stencil printed prior to weaving.  This technique is centuries old and resulted in textiles used by everyone from the common man to the Shogun.  Kasuri textiles are commonly cotton but have also been made of hemp, bannana fiber and many others.