6005: 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Piece 56"(AraiHari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Kimono Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 56"/ 142.24 cm
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: Medium-weight silk is a 1950s piece with a distinctive color which is a lighter rusty-burgundy with a hint of copper; designs are seven interwoven large flower clusters ( 8 inches / 20.32 cm at the longest dimension of the largest figures); Designs are done by an interweaving with off-white with silver-tone, but burnished look; Pictures show front, but reverse is shows the figures but the background is a negative lighter than front (part of the weaving process, front only intended to be used);As fabric is medium weight, less drape; see close-ups.