5747: SOLD 1960's Deadstock Japanese Asa (flax/hemp) by Yard

5747 1960s Japanese Asa (Hemp) Yukata Fabric, 1 yd

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

Japanese  Asa (Hemp) Fabric

1960's Deadstock

Width: 14.5 inches /36.83 cm
Length: 1 yard /  91.4 cm

Catalog# 5747:  SOLD

US$10.00 per YARD

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds Package Weight

Fabric History/Pedigree:  1960's Deadstock (never used), Japanese vintage asa (hemp / flax fiber) fabric; 

This is a seldom seen deadstock asa (flax/hemp) in that most of the asa we find are pieces from old garments or coverlets, whereas this came to us in a full unused roll. Asa is a reed-based (flax or hemp) fabric more common in Japan in the pre-World War II era, particularly in the Meiji period and earlier; Asa is much stronger than cotton and lasts longer;

Historically, Asa fabrics were used to make some summer clothing, various covers, cloth to cover cabinet doors or food, mosquito netting and similar utilitarian purposes in old agrarian Japan; but this one is for kimono or yukata-making.

Fabric Description:  Asa (hemp/flax-based traditional fabric; slightly stiff;  Background very light blue (looks almost gray in lower light) with and line spaces of color run laterally (blue, pink, yellow & green). Fabric is interwoven with what look like tiny pin-stripes running horizontally; Note that this fabric is very slightly translucent.

Condition: Excellent.
$ 10.00

5747: SOLD 1960's Deadstock Japanese Asa (flax/hemp) by Yard