5757: 1960s Asa(Hemp) Linen Japanese fabric 62 Inches Piece (Arai-Hari)
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.
Regular price $ 1,500.00 Sale price $ 750.00
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