6395: 1970's Deadstock Japanese Kimono Mock-Silk Fabric, Arai-Hari
1970's Used Arai-Hari
Kimono Silk-Poly Blend Fabric
Width: 14 inches / 35.6 cm
Length: 81 inches(2.25yds) / 2.06 m
US$15.00 per piece
Shipping included to USA under 4 pounds
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1970s 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 Description: Japanese vintage silk-poly(synthetic) blend kimono fabric designed for use in making woman's dress silk kimono; the background is a dark dark plum with fine-lines is sort of cascading whirlpool look; Other colors are blue, aqua-blue and some use of salmon colors; Motifs are repeating squares (average 5.25 inches/13.34 cm), alternating single square with overlapping pairs; these squares are designed: wooden traditional Japanese bridges, Royal Imperial Carriages, palace building, water ponds(stylized); Note the reverse view of last picture, negative of front with background in aqua-blue.
Type: Light-medium weight Japanese silk-poly blend, slight drape.