6236: 1980's Japanese Silk-Wool Blend,61in., Arai-Hari
1960's Deadstock Japanese Textiles:
Kimono Fabric by Piece
Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 61 inches / 154.94 cm
Item Details and Description
Fabric History/Pedigree: 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.
Description: This is a 1960's medium weight silk-wool blend used for making a woman's kimono. The fabric design is the same on both sides, solid red background with 4.5 inches (11.43cm) long floral figures which run along one side lengthwise; figures are rendered by the interweaving process using soft-white tiny pixelated lines; fabric slightly smooth, feels closer to raw silk; same on both sides.
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