6322: 1960's Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 63in.(Arai Hari)

6322: 1960s Japanese silk, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Arai Hari Used
Silk Kimono Fabric Piece

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 63 inches /  163.02 cm

Catalog# 6322

US$18.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s silk fabric piece 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:  Originally used in woman's everyday kimono;  lightweight Fabric is slightly translucent, very textured, similar to chirimen, but the rougher touch is due to the tiny "+" pixels interwoven throughout; Background is an unusual shade of brown with a touch of olive green color; There are also tiny flecks of light aqua-blue in the background pixels (these are scarcely visible but affect the overall color;  the designs are of oblique and slightly curving lines in an irregular grid throughout; This design has a distinctly Western sense to it, sometimes found in the 50s-60s in Japan as fabric makers experimented with different and non-Japanese themes;  fabric has slight drape, recommended for making scarf or accessories.

Condition: Excellent.
$ 18.00

6322: 1960's Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 63in.(Arai Hari)