5621: 1950's Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric 60 Inches, Arai-Hari,
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
(Rare Modernistic Designs)
Width: 14.25 inches / 36.2 cm
Length: 60 inches / 152.4 cm
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950s meisen silk; 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. This is a 1940's-1950's 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.
|*Cultural note: After the end of imperial rule at end of World War II, Japanese artists, kimono fabric makers and people in general began to experiment with more expressive and creative looks and designs. This was a period of rapid social and cultural change in Japan, so sometimes this aspect of the period shows itself in designs like this.|
Colors: Background is a soft white color with the designs being in gradation colors as follows: black-gray, pink, fuchsia, colonial-grays.
Regular price $ 1,500.00 Sale price $ 750.00