5823: SOLD 1950's Japanese Silk Kimono Piece,Kinsha, Dollmakers
Catalog# 5823 SOLD
1960's Japanese Silk Kimono
(from Arai Hari*)
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 52 Inches / 132.08 cm
USA Shipping included under 4 lbs. total package weight
Item Details and Description
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's pieces derived from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner called *Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall,by click-pushing HERE.
Fabric Description: Japanese vintage silk kimono fabric probably intended for use in making woman's under-kimono (nagajuban).
Fabric Type: Fine, lightweight silk called kinsha, with designs throughout of tiny flowers and open fans filling fabric; intended for use on one side, see closeups.
Colors: Background is soft white; Designs (flowers and decorated open Japanese fans) are mostly dark reds, with pinks; also light grays, light lavender and light mustard tones; (see close-ups)
Motifs: Designs are of mostly plum blossoms and tiny open fans which themselves have designs within them (bamboo leaves, flowers, clouds, etc.); all motifs average 1/2 inch / 12.7 mm in diameter/length (small motifs good for doll makers and small projects); Fabric has nice drape and slight sheen. This type of older Kinsha is highly prized among Japanese vintage fabric aficionados.
Cultural Background: For an excellent explanation of the type fans used in these fabric designs, as well as some detailed history of their use in artistic ways throughout Japanese history, please see:
Recommended for making a scarf, doll makers & clothing accessory,
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