Vintage Japanese Kimono Fabrics by Roll

6714: 4Lbs Lot of Deadstock & Arai-Hari Kimono Hakkake Liner Silk Fabrics

6714: Hakkake & Liner Silks, Full pile view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Lot of 17
1950s-80s Japanese Kimono Silk Liner Fabrics
& Multiple Hakkake* Bolts, 4lbs Net Wt.
Used (Arai-Hari) & Deadstock

Catalog # 6714

US$75.00 for lot
Plus Shipping


Fabric History/Pedigree:  1950s-1980s fabrics found in a batch of liner and other fabrics in bolts and rolls, including hakkake (details below); some are deadstock in original bindings, others used 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: Most are silk and some are mock-silk fabrics; many solids, and some with interwoven motifs; Some of these liners are for making haori liners, so are about 5 yards each; the others are for use in making kimono liners or collars/sleeve liners and are usually 7-9 yards long. Lot of 17 bolts in varying sizes; included are a type called hakkake* ; Some are in original bindings. Lengths of each bolt vary; Selling as a 4-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 (such as this piece) were more commonly used pre-war (before 1945), with lighter whites and pastels used more often from the 1960s onward.

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

Regular price $ 0.00 Sale price $ 75.00

6714: 4Lbs Lot of Deadstock & Arai-Hari Kimono Hakkake Liner Silk Fabrics