5377: Silk Table-Runner From Vintage Japanese Maru-obi, Fans,Crane,Chrysanthemums
Accessories and Decor Items
Made from Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Fans, Cranes, Flowers Brocade Obi Silk Table-Runner
with muslin backing liner
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.9 cm
Length: 38 inches (96.5cm)
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Item Details and Description
Fabric History/Pedigree: A surprise mixed in with some kimonos from a Japanese kimono cleaner (see 'Arai-Hari' below); Lovely, clean fine silk table runner with muslin fabric backing. Made from a high quality obi, probably an upper-end maruobi, the most decorative type obi(sash); age is estimated, probably 60's or earlier; Found in lots from Arai Hari (special Japanese kimono cleaner -- see info on Arai-Hari HERE from John Marshall, expert on Japanese textiles).
Fabric Type: Thick high-quality tightly woven silk brocaded and interwoven; background is mostly golds and light burnished gold colors in differing shades; other colors: white,dark olive-green and red; Large Fans on traditional Japanese fans with decorative cords; chrysanthemums, cherry blossoms and traditional background fields of circular stylized arching waves; Note that some of the gold tones have sheen, others intentionally lower in tone of gold to non-reflective.
Measurements: Width: 13.75 inches / 34.9 cm; Length: 38 inches (96.5cm)
Condition: Excellent for its age, clean and ready to use.
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