5633:1950's Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric, 58 inches (AraiHari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1940's to 1950's
Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 58 inches / 147.32 cm
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 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: Lightweight meisen silk This is an 1940's to 1950's piece; Meisen is defined literally as 'common silk stuff'; and has grown in popularity in recent years; Meisen from that period are usually larger bold patterns and bright colors. See close-ups.
|CULTURAL-HISTORICAL NOTE: In the early years just after the end of World War II in 1945, Japanese artists, fabric designers and others in the creative arts in Japan began to experiment with many different bright and innovative expressions, as they had not be able to be so expressive under pre-1945 Imperial and wartime Japan. So, one can sometimes make out things which have an almost European Impressionistic feel to them, all while still using traditional Japanese art themes and design objects. YL|
Colors: Background is good part tan-gray with shapes in red, black, green with off-white borders between shapes; very distinctive meisen patterns, seldom seen.
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