6152: 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Piece 50in. AraiHari
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950s Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 50 inches / 127 cm
US$15.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
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 a lightweight silk, slightly translucent; designs same on both sides; patterns are of background with large asa motif (hemp, traditional reticular look) and large areas of grapes and grape leaves; seldom seen designs; background color is a rusty-orange with motifs in light tan; Note also that the fabric weave creates tiny lines running at various partial lengths laterally and brighter than surrounding areas; the fabric is slightly textured to the touch, no sheen.
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