5445: Contemporary Japanese Asa (flax/hemp) Linen Fabric by Yard
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Asa (Hemp) Linen Fabric
Width: 15.5 inches / 39.37 cm
Length: 1 yard/ .81m
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This is a seldom seen deadstock asa (flax/hemp) of linen type, in red (most unusual); most of the asa we find are pieces from old garments or coverlets, and usually in dark and indigo colors, whereas this came to us in a full unused roll. Asa is a reed-based (flax or hemp) fabric more common in Japan in the pre-World War II era, particularly in the Meiji period and earlier; Asa is much stronger than cotton and lasts longer and is only made by a handful of artisans in Japan these days.
Fabric Description: Asa (hemp/flax-based traditional fabric; slightly stiff; Interwoven lines run lengthwise;
NOTE: Sold by yard and if purchasing multiple yards we will ship them uncut as one piece.
Also, if you wish to buy the entire roll send us a message and we'll unroll it and advise of precise length and a discounted price for whole roll; If writing, please include your ship-to address.
Regular price $ 1,500.00 Sale price $ 750.00