5634:1940's Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric, 55 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
US$12.00 per piece
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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.
Fabric Motif: Large chrysantheums on lighter shade of burgundy backgoround; flower shapes are edged in black with flowers in mustardand blue colors; patterns same on both sides;
Cultural Notes: The best discussion we've found of Meisen silk fabric was on an old blog post by Japundit, excerpted here, from the early 2000's*:
[*original article is no longer on the internet.] more info on meisen is here.
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