6213: 1950s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, Arai-Hari, 57 in.
1950s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric 57"
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 57 inches / 144.78 cm
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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: Very Lightweight fine silk kimono fabric, quite translucent, originally used to make woman's kimono; black fabric has interwoven 1/4 inch (6.35mm) wide lines (hardly visible in lower light) which run lengthwise the full fabric; in addition, there interwoven textured line-clusters about 3/4 inch (19.05mm) long which run atop the stripes but skip spaces (hard to see but these are more textured than the main fabric); fabric is fine and delicate, might be good for making scarf.