5619: 1950's Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric, 14 x 59 Inches from Arai-Hari
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 59 inches / 149.86 cm
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950s meisen silk; 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. This is a 1940's-1950's piece;
Meisen is defined literally as 'common silk stuff'; and has grown in popularity in the last few years; it is a kasuri (ikat) type weave fabric with usually larger bold patterns and bright colors. See close-ups.
Colors: Background is dark mustard color with dark red, green and lavender grays used in the flower figures which rest on white backgrounds.