6344: 1930s-50s Japanese Asa(HempFlax) Fabric, Piece 55"(AraiHari)

6344: 1950s asa-hemp fabric, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s Asa (HempFlax) Fabric 

Width: 13.25  inches / 33.7 cm
Length: 55"/ 139.7 cm

Catalog# 6344:

US$15.00 per piece

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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.

Fabric Description:  Lightweight, translucent mesh-like fabric is called Asa, flax or hemp-based traditional fabric made in Japan for centuries up until the 1950s; Asa is usually harder than silk or cotton and has utilitarian purposes such as coverings, screen mesh, work clothing; Asa is stronger and lasts longer than cotton; This particular piece is thinner and lighter than many we see, so it might have been intended for use in making a garment of some type (probably work garment); as a result, this piece has more drape than usual for asa; There are a few pinholes hee and there, so we've reduced the price; Color is a dark charcoal-gray.

NOTE RE: PICTURES -- The tiny micro-mesh quality of the weave is evident in our pictures, especially the close-up; the main picture is on a desktop which is light-pine brown(yellow quality) in color beneath the fabric, the last close-up image also has a ruler beneath the fabric, just below center, to show fabric's translucence.

Condition: Excellent.
Regular price $ 0.00 Sale price $ 15.00

6344: 1930s-50s Japanese Asa(HempFlax) Fabric, Piece 55"(AraiHari)