5975: 1950s Japanese Meisen Silk Kimono Fabric, 46in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Arai Hari Used
Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 46 inches / 118.64 cm
US$12.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's meisen 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 Meisen silk, slightly translucent; no sheen; same on both sides; background is metallic gray with interwoven tiny shapes/dots within various geometric-shaped fields; Designs are diamond, rectangular and odd geometric shapes and fields; The design colors are darker ruby red, white, with yellow accents in the center of some figures (see close-ups).
Cultural Notes: The best discussion we've found of Meisen silk fabric was on an old blog post by Japundit, excerpted here, from the early 2000's*:
[*original article is no longer on the internet.] more info on meisen is here.
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