Vintage Japanese Kimono Fabrics by Pieces: Japanese Textile Silk Fabric Swatches

7757:4+yds 1980s Deadstock Japanese Kimono Silk Hakkake Fabric Bolt

7757:1980s Hakkake Silk 4+yds Bolt

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1980s-1990s Deadstock Japanese Kimono Silk Hakkake  Fabric Bolt

Width: 14.375 inches / 36.56 cm
Length: 4.37 yards / 4 m

Catalog #: 7757

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Fabric History/Pedigree:  Deadstock unsold bolt of fabric, new condition but from another era, the 1980s-1990s; In original bindings and maker's label, This is a hakkake bolt; see explanation below.

Fabric Description: 100% Japanese fine silk in solid red color fabric is soft with minimal sheen, in original bindings and labels; originally used for inside liners, cuffs, and edgings in 8 places on adult kimono, sometimes also used for haori liners.

 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. 

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

$ 35.00

7757:4+yds 1980s Deadstock Japanese Kimono Silk Hakkake Fabric Bolt