6219: 1950's Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 62in.(Arai Hari)

6219: 1950s Japanese Silk, full length view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950's Arai Hari
Silk Kimono Fabric Piece

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 62 inches /  157.48 cm

Catalog# 6219

US$20.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's silk fabric 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 Type:  Lightweight silk is somewhat smooth to touch but no sheen; print on one side;  Fabric is a deep purple background with five fans that are staggered the length of the fabric; fans are open and have ragged edges in places (this appears intentional but we're unsure); Also groups of pinstripes running partway across the fabric in spaces behind the fans; Other motifs are geometric and shibori-like field patterns (within fans) and flowers; colors used for fans: pale green, light mustard and tans.

Condition: Excellent; Finer silk has good drape, good for making a scarf, or even for framing.
$ 20.00

6219: 1950's Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 62in.(Arai Hari)