6182: 1950s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, Arai-Hari, 53 in.
1950s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric
Width: 13.25 inches / 33.7 cm
Length: 53 inches / 134.62 cm
USA Shipping included under 4 lbs. total package weight
Item Details and Description
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950s 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: Lightweight, slightly translucent silk kimono fabric, used to make woman's kimono; fabric patterns on the front side, solid plain black on reverse; patterned side of fabric is a charcoal-black background with stylized curving lines running asymmetrically lengthwise; Colors of the stripes are dark brown, iron-red with some white flecks along some of the tracks; Also, the fabric has a slight crepe feel to it, though we hesitate to all it full 'chirimen'.
NOTE ON IMAGES: Last image close-up is intentionally over-exposed to reveal all patterns, so it is lighter colors than actual.