5487:1950s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 14 inches / 35.56cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.4 cm
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Fabric Description: Deadstock (new, never used but from another era) light-medium weight meisen silk This is an early 1950s piece; Meisen is defined literally as 'common silk stuff'; and has grown in popularity in the last few years; it is a kasuri (ikat) type weave fabric with usually larger bold patterns and bright colors. See close-ups.
Fabric Type: Light Weight Meisen silk; due to weave has slightly textured feel, little sheen; same on both sides, large colorful designs; Bold large designs in red resemble Japanese lanterns but we're unsure. In the 1950s Japanese fabric makers felt liberated after the war so experimented with many different creative things, even while holding to but Japanese aesthetics. This design is most unusual in our experience.
Colors: Background is white but with various grays, light lavender, colonial blue, moss green and peach color motifs filling the whole fabric.
Regular price $ 1,500.00 Sale price $ 750.00
Regular price $ 120.00 Sale price $ 95.00