5677: 1950's Deadstock Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric, By Yard
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Deadstock Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.44 cm
US$10.00 per yard
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric Description: Deadstock (never used, just older stock) ighweight meisen silk This is an early 1950's piece; Meisen is defined literally as 'common silk stuff'; and has grown in popularity in the last few years; Meisen from that period are usually larger bold patterns and bright colors. See close-ups.
Fabric Motifs: Layout is typical geometric clusters, checkerboard-look designs which are 8 inches / 20.32 cm in longest dimension, irregularly spaced lengthwise on the fabrics; Designs have same intentional fuzziness as used in indigo-kasuri traditional Japanese ikat; patterns same on both sides.
Colors: Background is deep purple with designs in light mustard and light salmon colors.
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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