5707: 1950s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric, 55 in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Arai Hari Used
Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 55 inches / 1.4 m
US$15.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's meisen silk fabric 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 Type: Light Weight Meisen silk; little sheen; same on both sides; Designs are nautilus shell or whirlpool swirls and 4-leaves figures; Fabric is light silver background with motifs in burgundy; The individualswirl shapes are about 2 inches / 5.1 cm diameter and the 4-leaf shapes about 3 inches / 77 mm square .
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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