5950: 1950's Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 41" Piece (Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950's Arai Hari Used
Silk Kimono Fabric Piece
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 41 inches / 104.14 cm
US$10.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's 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 kimono silk fabric is intentionally woven to create a textured surface (similar to chirimen) with designs on one side; accent salmon-colored brocades (close-up); Fabric has interwoven wave patterns rendered with tiny shibori-like dots as part of the weaving process (see close-ups); Reverse side shows back side of brocade threads for the salmon-colored figures; color is mauve background.
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