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6698-1: Lot of 6 bolts Deadstock & Arai-Hari Kimono Silk Liner Fabrics, 2.5lbs

6698: vintage kimono silk liners, 2.5lbs

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Lot of 1960s-80s Japanese Kimono Silk Liner Fabric
Multiple Bolts(6) as Lot, 2.5lbs Net Wt.

Catalog # 6698

US$35.00 for lot
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Fabric History/Pedigree:  1960s-1980s fabrics found in a batch of liner and other fabrics in bolts and rolls; some are deadstock in original bindings, others from Japanese cleaners called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall,by click-pushing HERE

Fabric Description: Some of these liners are for making haori liners, others for use in making kimono liners or collars/sleeve liners and are usually 7-9 yards long; 1 of the used bolts is easily 12yds; Lot of 6 bolts, all solid off-whites; included are a type called hakkake*; Some are in original bindings. Lengths of each bolt varies; Selling as a 2.5-pound lot.

 *Cultural Background Information on Hakkake:

An hakkake means, literally, "8-hanging-fabrics"; The number 8 refers to 8 places on the insides of a kimono where this fabric is used. The graphic below from the Japanese Language website kaitorimania.jp shows the 8 places on a kimono, inner front and back, where the fabric is used. The darker colors bolts (not these)were more commonly used pre-war (before 1945), with lighter whites and pastels used more often from the 1960s onward.

Condition:  Aged but are all clean and mostly usable.

Notes: Recommended for use in replacing kimono liners, dyeing, crafts, sewing, and other sewing projects.

Regular price $ 0.00 Sale price $ 35.00

6698-1: Lot of 6 bolts Deadstock & Arai-Hari Kimono Silk Liner Fabrics, 2.5lbs