5855: 1940's Asa(Hemp) Japanese fabric 60 Inches Piece (AraiHari)

5855 1940's Japanese asa (hemp) 60in piece view

Catalog#: 5855
Rare Japanese Asa (Hemp) Fabric 

from Arai-Hari(Japanese Kimono Cleaner)

Width: 14 inches / 35.6 cm

Length: 60 Inches / 1.52 m

US$15.00 / piece 

USA Shipping included under 4 lbs. total package weight

Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1940'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; fabric is stiff and slightly rough to the touch;special washing instruction; 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 with a tinge of green (looks black in room light).

Condition: Excellent.

    $ 15.00

    5855: 1940's Asa(Hemp) Japanese fabric 60 Inches Piece (AraiHari)