6045: 1960s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Piece 62in. AraiHari

6045: 1960s Japanese Silk, 3/4 length view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s  Silk Fabric Piece  
Arai-Hari

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 62 inches / 157.48 cm

Catalog# 6045: 

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:   Lightweight silk is a 1960s slightly translucent fabric piece in black with motifs on one side; The designs are something we've never seen, looking like someone's doodling, or perhaps some stylistic line drawings of trees? tiny mushrooms? So, this is a unique piece, distinctive for sure; Back is solid black. 

     Background Cultural Notes:

    After the end of World War II, in the 1950s- early-60s, the Japanese artists and designers felt liberated from the oppressive wartime government, so some experimented with creative designs drawn from non-Japanese influences. Usually, these post-war designs incorporated Japanese traditional aesthetics and use of color and pattern; from time to time we see pieces like this, but this one is a mystery to us; it definitely, at first sight, does not say 'This is a Japanese pattern'. Maybe we're missing something, so if you know, please drop us a line.... 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

6045: 1960s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Piece 62in. AraiHari