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6364: 1960s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 38in.(Arai Hari)

6364: 1960s Japanese Silk, close2

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960's Arai Hari Used
Delicate Lightweight Silk Kimono Fabric Piece
Classic Japanese Child Dolls Motif

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 38 inches /  96.52 cm

Catalog# 6364

US$15.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s delicate lightweight silk fabric piece received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructor called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall, by click-pushing HERE.

Fabric Type:  Very lightweight silk, delicate and translucent, red color background with plum blossoms and a few fruit throughout; 7 dolls, singular or in pairs, run lengthwise; These dolls resemble Gosho Ningyo (Palace Dolls) and each are about 5 inches(12.7 cm) tall; Note that dolls carry different things (tsuzuchi drum, ornate ball); This fabric was originally intended to make a child's(girl) kimono as part of Shichi-Go-San(7-5-3) festival; Colors of the designs: pink, orange, blue, green, and off-white;
Suitable for framing, making scarf or accessories.

Colors differ on different devices so please use our text descriptions as reference.

Condition: Very Good -- stain on one doll, very minor, see last picture close-up, boy's left knee.
Regular price $ 0.00 Sale price $ 15.00

6364: 1960s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 38in.(Arai Hari)