6044: 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Piece 56in. AraiHari

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s  Silk Fabric Piece  
Arai-Hari

Width: 13 inches / 33.02 cm
Length: 56 inches / 142.24 cm

Catalog# 6044: 

US$15.00 per piece

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Item Details and Description:

  • Fabric History/Pedigree:   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 fabric piece in a black and gray background with motifs on one side; motifs: an interesting combination of stylized leaf patterns (cursive lines) which fill the fabric; colors are various shades of light-gray, charcoal-black and burnished off-white; accents in ruby-red and light-mustard; reverse is solid black with small oval shapes caused by the threads from the colored accents on the front side.

     Background Cultural Notes:

    After the end of World War II, in the 1950s, the Japanese artists and designers felt liberated from the oppressive wartime government, so some experimented with creative designs drawn from non-Japanese influences. While incorporating Japanese traditional aesthetics and use of color and pattern, from time to time we see pieces like this, which at first sight does not say 'This is a Japanese pattern'. This is just our humble opinion, however. YL

  • Colors: Please remember that colors shown may differ on different devices. Please note the colors listed in the text here.
  • Condition:  Excellent. 
$ 15.00

6044: 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Piece 56in. AraiHari