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6782: 1980s Japan Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 74" (AraiHari)Phoenix,Floral

6782: 1980s Japanese silk, pattern repeats

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1980's  Silk Ceremonial Kimono Fabric Piece (Arai-Hari)

Ornate Traditional Floral w/Metallics
Phoenix, Flower Carts

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 74 inches / 1.87 m

Catalog# 6782:

US$15.00 per piece
(Sale Price: List $25.00)

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: Pieces 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 Description: Light-medium weight silk originally intended to make a woman's ceremonial kimono; This is a 1980's high-end fabric piece which is a vermillion (shuiro, color is traditionally thought to be good luck, to keep away 'evil spirits') background color with an interwoven background in classic geometric maze design that includes an ancient symbol or Shinto Shrines; Motifs are full and elaborate/ornate throughout, to include: Large phoenix in flight, imperial flower cart, clouds, mon(crests) fields,clusters of various types of flowers; shiny metallic gold borders of almost all designs; fabric also has a nice sheen and slight drape; Designs colors: varying shades of orange, tangerine, and greens; also, whites, blacks, deep plum/purple, creams; flower types: chrysanthemums, peonies, cherry blossoms, maple leaves; orange, pink, light-dark greens, dark red, off-white, yellow and grays (see closeups); the interwoven geometric maze lines also  have a brighter sheen; striking piece, suitable for framing/display.
Note on colors: As all devices have differing coloration, please use our text descriptions of colors to complement your sense of the color of the fabric.

Recommended for display or making scarf or accessories

Condition: Very Good; We give this rating because there are some instances of a few humidity stains which can be seen only upon close examination in a few places -- thus the lowered price.

Regular price $ 0.00 Sale price $ 15.00

6782: 1980s Japan Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 74" (AraiHari)Phoenix,Floral