6394: 1950s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 58 in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950's Arai Hari Used
Silk Kimono Fabric Piece
Width: 11 inches / 27.94 cm
Length: 57 inches / 144.78 cm
US$20.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950s light-medium weight 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: Light-medium weight silk, textured feel (slight chirimen texture) gray-blue color background with cursive bands running parallel lengthwise; Within the cursive bands are white, red and gray-blue small fuzzy rectangle figures which are 3/8" (9.53mm) at longest side; Fabric has a kasuri (ikat) sense to it with the blurred boundaries; Due to the low width of this fabric, it might possibly have been intended as part of making an obi(sash) but we're unsure; Fabric same on both sides.
NOTE: Colors differ on different devices so please use our text descriptions as reference.
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