5864: 1950s Japanese Chirimen Silk Kimono Fabric, 62in.(Arai Hari)

5864: 1950's Chirimen Silk, arai hari, 1 yard view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Arai Hari Used
Chirimen Silk Fabric Piece

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 62 inches / 157.48 cm

Catalog# 5864:

US$20.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's chirimen silk fabric 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 Type:  Lightweight chirimen silk; no-sheen,  textured to touch; designs on one side. the reverse is solid black; Background is a consistent dark moss-green and burgundy red, all subdued; designs are also in  other dark tan-gold colors along with the dark moss-greens and ruby reds(see close-ups); 

Motifs: On one side only -- classic country thatched-roof houses, bamboo, pines, maple leaves, streams, iris flowers; all very distinctive and while a classic motif, this iteration seems differs from most such 'country scenes'.

Condition:  Excellent.

NOTE ON PICTURES: Last picture close-up is intentionally lightened (over-exposed) to better see the designs.
$ 20.00

5864: 1950s Japanese Chirimen Silk Kimono Fabric, 62in.(Arai Hari)