5757: 1960s Asa(Hemp) Linen Japanese fabric 62 Inches Piece (Arai-Hari)

5757: 1960's asa-hemp linen piece, 1yard view

Catalog#: 5757
Rare Japanese Asa (Hemp) Linen Fabric 

from Arai-Hari(Japanese Kimono Cleaner)

Width: 15 inches / 35.6 cm

Length: 62 Inches / 157.48 cm

US$20.00 / piece 

USA Shipping included under 4 lbs. total package weight

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: Rare 1960's Asa (hemp or flax-based) linen 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 Description: Rare Japanese vintage traditional asa (hemp) linen fabric; weave and look is similar to meisen and designs same on both sides; Fabric is translucent and coarse to the touch; Historically, Asa was used traditionally for various practical uses such as coverlets or screening, as well as garments; This one is softer than those and the designs indicate this was from a summer kimono. 

Colors: Background is dark brown with black, burgundy,mustard and light colonial blue.

Motifs: Rather distinctive stylized waves.

Condition: Excellent.

    $ 20.00

    5757: 1960s Asa(Hemp) Linen Japanese fabric 62 Inches Piece (Arai-Hari)