5443: 1950's Antique Japanese Asa (flax/hemp) Fabric by Yard
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Japanese Asa (Hemp) Fabric
Width: 14 inches /35.56 cm
Length: 1 yard/ .81m
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds
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;
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).
NOTE: Sold by yard and if purchasing multiple yards we will ship them uncut as one piece.
Also, if you wish to buy the entire roll send us a message and we'll unroll it and advise of precise length and a discounted price for whole roll; If writing, please include your ship-to address.