5710: 1950s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric, 66in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Arai Hari Used
Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 66 inches / 1.67 m
US$12.00 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; due to weave has slightly textured feel, no sheen; same on both sides; Designs mimic brush drawing strokes of diamond shapes and wave lines; background is light peach (touch of pink) with lines in burgundy with some accents in mustard yellow and reds.
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