6058: 1950s Japanese Meisen Silk Kimono Fabric, 57in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Arai Hari Used
Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 57 inches / 144.78 cm
US$15.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950'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, very slightly translucent; no sheen; same on both sides; background is black with checkerboard-like grid composed of 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) squares in symmetrical rows; squares are in red and white.
Cultural Notes: 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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