6384: 1950s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 56 in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950's Arai Hari Used
Silk Kimono Fabric Piece
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 56 inches / 142.24 cm
US$20.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950s lightweight 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: Lightweight silk, slightly translucent, brown-black color background with lateral 5/8inch(15.88mm) wide dark salmon-colored bars evenly spaced; Within the bars are spaced white dividers; this fabric motif appears to be a stylized, modernistic rendering of bamboo theme; also, the bar-shapes are rough-edged in places and with overspill (intentional?) in places; this is a most unusual fabric in that it is slightly stretchable due to very tiny ribs which define the weave throughout the width and also run lengthwise; this also makes the fabric textured to the touch; does have some drape;
COMMENT: The feel of it means to us that it might have been intended for making some sort of obiage sash, but not sure.
NOTE: Colors differ on different devices so please use our text descriptions as reference.
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