6224: 1950s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, Arai-Hari, 61 in.
1950s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric 57"
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 61 inches / 154.94 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: Medium to heavyweight silk kimono fabric, originally used to make woman's kimono; dark copper-brown fabric background has interwoven 1/4 inch (6.35mm) squares configured into checkerboard design but using 3 colors: brown, light brown, and off-white; This is one of the thickest silks fromthis period we've seen in some time; see last picture which shows how the reverse is a negative of the front (reversed colors for background).