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5443: SOLD 1950's Antique Japanese Asa (flax/hemp) Fabric by Yard

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese  Asa (Hemp) Fabric

1950's Deadstock

Width: 14 inches /35.56 cm
Length: 1 yard/ .81m

Catalog# 5443:  SOLD

US$15.00 per YARD

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds

Fabric History/Pedigree:  1950's Deadstock(never used), Japanese vintage asa (hemp/flax fiber) fabric; 

This is a seldom seen deadstock asa (flax/hemp) in that most of the asa we find are pieces from old garments or coverlets, 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;

Historically, Asa fabrics were used to make some summer clothing, various covers, cloth to cover cabinet doors or food, mosquito netting and similar utilitarian purposes in old agrarian Japan. 

Fabric Description:  Asa (hemp/flax-based traditional fabric; slightly stiff;  Bands of color (iron-red, black w/silver pinstripes & dark green) run lengthwise; Note the  thin metallic gold pinstripes interwoven and between colors; Note that this fabric is slightly translucent (see close-up).

Condition: Excellent.


$ 15.00

5443: SOLD 1950's Antique Japanese Asa (flax/hemp) Fabric by Yard