6322: 1960's Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 63in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Arai Hari Used
Silk Kimono Fabric Piece
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 63 inches / 163.02 cm
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.
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