5983: 1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Kimono Fabric,Bamboo 54in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s Arai Hari Used
Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 54 inches / 137.16 cmBamboo Motif
US$15.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930's-50'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; slight sheen in the colored design fields; same on both sides; background is a charcoal-black with interwoven shapes of bamboo leaves and stalks in silver white and aqua-blue (see close-ups).
Background Cultural Notes on Meisen Silks: 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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