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