6158: 1960's Japanese Silk Piece, Women's Kimono Fabric 2+ yds(AraiHari)
1960s Japanese Silk Fabric Piece
Kyoto Gion Yasaka Shrine Motif
Interwoven Nagajuban/liner fabric
Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 2.22 yards / 2.03 m
US$20.00 / piece
USA Shipping included under 4 lbs total package weight
Item Details and Description
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960's, 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 light-medium weight, not translucent, is from a Kyoto fabric-maker in Gion area; Japanese vintage silk kimono fabric used to make woman's nagajuban or kimono liner; Motifs are of Gion Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto; fabric is a light-pink background with motifs interwoven in light-silver; designs are shiny; Motifs include: Many detailed figures of the Yasaka Shrine and surrounding buildings and streets, to include people walking, Kyoto scenery, mountains, pine trees, pagoda tower, wheels, pine trees; small banners read "Yasaka Gion Shijou" (Yasaka Shrine on Shijou [4th street] in Gion area of Kyoto City).
The motifs have different luminescence depending on the type and angle of light.
NOTE ON OUR IMAGES: The last few close-ups are intentionally under-exposed to better reveal the motifs; color of the close-ups then is less pink than actual, as shown in first pictures.
BACKGROUND CULTURAL INFO: The Yasaka Shrine in Gion, Kyoto is over 1350 years old, famous for it's cultural history, Geisha and Maiko and it's impressive summer festival; Details and cultural background HERE, and HERE.
Colors: Please use any text descriptions of colors in considering the fabric, as colors vary on different devices.