6223: 1950's Japanese Meisen Silk Kimono Fabric, 59in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950's Arai Hari
Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 14.25 inches / 36.2 cm
Length: 59 inches / 149.86 cm
US$15.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950's meisen 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 Meisen silk; slightly translucent, smooth to touch but slight sheen on figures; same on both sides; Fabric is a dark plum, almost purple background with large rectangular shapes typically seen in kasuri (rough edged rectangles with plus-signs within) the figures are burnished silver color with hint of pink; Other colors are light blue and light fuschia. More info on meisen is here.
Cultural Notes: The best discussion we've found of Meisen silk fabric was on an old blog post by Japundit, excerpted here, from the early 2000's*:
[*original article is no longer on the internet.] more info on meisen is here.
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