5760: 1960s Asa(Hemp) Japanese fabric 56 Inches Piece (Arai-Hari)

5760 1960's Japanese hemp (asa) full view

Catalog#: 5760
Rare Japanese Asa (Hemp) Fabric 

from Arai-Hari(Japanese Kimono Cleaner)

Width: 14 inches / 35.6 cm

Length: 56 Inches / 1.42 m

US$15.00 / piece 

USA Shipping included under 4 lbs. total package weight

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's Asa (hemp or flax-based)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: Japanese vintage traditional asa (hemp)fabric; weave and look is similar to meisen and designs same on both sides; 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. The fabric is slightly translucent.

Colors: Background is dark navy-blue (looks black in low light).

Motifs: traditional use of small hashtag & tiny plus sign shapes symmetrically arranged in a grid; the individual hash-tag-like shapes are 3/8 of an inch / 9.53mm at longest dimension.

Condition: Excellent.

    $ 15.00

    5760: 1960s Asa(Hemp) Japanese fabric 56 Inches Piece (Arai-Hari)