5499: 1960s Asa(Hemp) Japanese fabric 56 Inches Piece (Arai-Hari)

5499 1960s Japanese Asa Hemp Piece, close-up101

Catalog#: 5499

Rare Japanese Asa (Hemp) Fabric
from Arai-Hari(Japanese Kimono Cleaner)

Width:14.5inches / 36.83 cm

Length: 56 Inches / 1.42m

US$20.00 / piece 

USA Shipping included under 4lbs total package weight

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's Asa (hemp or flax-based)pieces received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructor called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall,by click-pushing HERE

Fabric Description: Japanese vintage traditional asa (hemp)fabric; weave and look is similar to meisen and designs same on both sides; Asa was used traditionally for various practical uses such as coverlets or screening, as well as garments; This one is more colorful and the designs indicate this was from a summer kimono. The fabric is slightly translucent.

Measurements:
width =14.5 inches/ 36.83 cm; Length= 56 inches / 1.42m Yards.

Colors: various shades of olive-green, black, dark aqua-blue, copper, burgundy-reds and off-white.

Motifs: traditional use of large dots evocative of shibori dots (but not shibori) in various fields created by curved lines. 

Condition: Excellent.

    $ 20.00

    5499: 1960s Asa(Hemp) Japanese fabric 56 Inches Piece (Arai-Hari)