6148: SOLD 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Piece 58in. AraiHari

6148: 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk,fullview

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Silk Fabric Piece  

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 58 inches / 147.32 cm

Catalog# 6148: SOLD

US$20.00 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: This distinctive fabric from 1950s has a modern feel using gradation transition coloring; the fabric is light-medium weight silk, designs same on both sides; patterns are of  overlapping nested diamonds (longest side 4 inches / 10.16cm) in a range of colors (reds, dark burgundy reds, yellows, mustard and various shades of black; also some faint silver-whites); The patterns are very modernistic in an impressionistic sort of way (see *cultural notes below); Fabric weave  creates tiny lines running lengthwise; fuzzy edges are intentional, as shown; the fabric is very textured to the touch.

  • *CULTURAL BACKGROUND COMMENTARYThis is quite different than most kimono fabrics from the same period, indicative of how some kimono designers felt free to experiment with Western/Modernistic looks in their creation of kimono designs in the first decades after World War II; Under war-time Japanese government, artists felt suppressed, so post-war (1945 on) some of them felt freer to try non-traditional (yet still Japanese) looks like this one (Just our humble opinion.YL).
  • Condition:  Excellent. 


$ 20.00

6148: SOLD 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Piece 58in. AraiHari