5709: 1950s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric, 56 in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Arai Hari Used
Unusual Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 14.25 inches / 36.2 cm
Length: 56 inches / 1.424 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; distinctive meisen compared to most of our others as it has definite low sheen; same on both sides; Designs are large chrysanthemums on a mostly cherry-red background which resembles a field of smaller flowers; The larger chrysanthemum is about 8 inch / 20.3 cm in diameter, smaller one is 5 inches / 12.7 cm.
Colors: Motif accents have various fuchsia and similar reds, yellows and olive-greens; background shows a dark gray in spacing between flower elements.
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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Regular price $ 1,500.00 Sale price $ 750.00