6045: 1960s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Piece 62in. AraiHari
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 62 inches / 157.48 cm
US$15.00 per piece
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.