6205: 1960s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, Arai-Hari, 54 in.
1960s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 54 inches / 137.16 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: Medium-weight silk kimono fabric, tightly woven, used to make woman's kimono; fabric patterns on both sides but the reverse is negative of the front (burgundy-pink fields reversed each side); burgundy background with an ornate, classic combination of various traditional motifs, including the following: pine branches, daffodils, chrysanthemums, other flower types, bamboo fence, country home verandah, and streams; also, obtusely angled geometric frames with the motifs within, as well as 'shibori-dots' within other shapes; Due to the amount of interweaving, this silk is firmer than many, so has no appreciable drape.
NOTE ON COLORS: Please use our text descriptions of colors to complement pictures, as colors vary on different devices.