5289 : 1960's Deadstock Japanese Silk Under-Kimono Nagajuban or Liner Fabric
Deadstock Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric
Extra-Wide Fabric for Making
Underkimono (Nagajuban) or Kimono Liner
Maiko Theme: Fans
Width:37 inches / 94cm
Length: 1 Yard / 91cm
US$15.00 per yard
Shipping free to USA under 4 pounds
Item Details and Description
Fabric History/Pedigree: Deadstock fabric, probably 1960s-70s; pieces derived from a bolt of kimono silk; (Deadstock means old inventory which is like new, but has been in storage, never been used)
Fabric Description: Japanese vintage silk kimono fabric designed for use in making either a nagajuban (under-kimono) or for use in making kimono liner; patterns on one side; Nice drape.
Motifs: This is an unusual design, one we rarely see: It has the main character(kanji) of the word Maiko ("Mai") which is an apprentice-level geisha together with fans, open and closed, as well as scattered cherry blossoms and petals; also there are shibori type grid patterns.
Cultural Note: The 'mai' (Geisha) kanji, along with the fans and cherry blossoms will probably connote to someone raised in traditional Japanese culture the feeling of Geisha dance apprentices, in a traditional Geisha entertainment scene.
Type: Light-weight Japanese silk.
Measurements: width=37 inches / 94 cm; Length= 1 Yard (91cm).
Colors: Background is light creamy-brown with slightly darker browns in the designs, includingwhite and light olive-green and rusty-red.
Note: If buying multiples of this fabric, it will be sent in uncut length.