5928: 1950's Asa(Hemp) Japanese fabric 60 Inches Piece Deadstock
Rare Japanese Asa (Hemp) Fabric
Deadstock, Never Used from the 1950s
Width: 14 inches / 35.6 cm
Length: 60 Inches / 152.4 cm
US$15.00 / piece
USA Shipping included under 4 lbs. total package weight
Item Details and Description
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's Asa (hemp or flax-based)piece derived from partial unused deadstock roll of fabric, one piece 60 Inches / 152.4 cm.
Fabric Description: Japanese vintage traditional asa (hemp)fabric; fabric is stiff and slightly rough to the touch; Asa was used traditionally for various practical uses such as coverlets or screening, as well as work or utilitarian garments; This one is softer than many of those we see so the designs indicate this was from a summer kimono. The fabric is slightly translucent with texture caused by tiny pinstripes interwoven horizontally; Designs are an unusual collection of figures which look like candelabrae as well as different flowers or plants (Please see close-ups).
Colors: Background is dark navy-blue, almost indigo, with figures in muted whites (this fabric's background looks black in lower room light).
NOTE ON PHOTOS: The two close-ups are intentionally over-exposed so the background looks lighter than it actually is; this is to better display the figures; also, note please that the first photo of the long view renders the more accurate color, at least on our devices here.