6169: 1960s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, Arai-Hari, 58 in.
1960s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 58 inches / 147.32 cm
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Item Details and Description
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s piece derived 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: Distinctive lightweight silk kimono fabric, used to make woman's kimono; fabric patterns on one side, solid black on reverse; front designs are flowers and stems within uneven geometric shapes (evocative of a traditional tortoiseshell pattern); Fabric background is black and white tiny pixels in a grid; Some flowers have shades of light mustard and gray-white; Fabric is textured, slightly rough to the touch, stiffer than usual silks, no-sheen, little drape.