5866: 1930's Japanese Silk Kimono 54 inch Piece, Fine Kinsha Silk,Kokeshi Dolls

5866 Kinsha 1930s Japanese kimono silk, kokeshi closeup1

Catalog# 5866

1930's Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric
Special Kinsha Piece (Arai-Hari)
(Kokeshi Dolls & Flowers)

Width: 13.5 inches / 34.3 cm

Length: 54 inches / 137.16 cm

US$15.00 

USA Shipping included under 4 lbs. total package weight

Item Details and Description

 Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930's special kinsha silk 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 silk kimono fabric originally used to make a woman's kimono; delicate, with some drape.

Fabric Type: Fine, lightweight silk called kinsha, slightly textured like chirimen, interwoven with geometric diamond shape grid designs throughout; Motifs are on one side (but visible on reverse), with kokeshi dolls (largest 3 inches / 7.62 cm) and small blossoms scattered throughout; slight drape and little sheen; Kokeshi dolls have golden color metallic accent lines on edges.

Colors: Background is light-burgundy-red (Japanese red-bean color); other colors are-- orange, tan, black, light pink. 

 Condition: Excellent. for its age.

Recommended for making scarf, clothing accessories.

    $ 15.00

    5866: 1930's Japanese Silk Kimono 54 inch Piece, Fine Kinsha Silk,Kokeshi Dolls