6399: 1980's Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 62 in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1980's Arai Hari Used
Silk Kimono Fabric Piece
Width: 14.25 inches / 36.2 cm
Length: 62 inches / 157.48 cm
US$20.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980's silk fabric 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 Type: Lightweight silk is a lighter shade of purple (with hint of plum) background with tiny pixels in off-white throughout; Changes in the color of the pixels renders a background pattern which is a full field (by use of pixels) whose small parts are irregular in shape; there are a few 2.5 inches(6.4cm) diameter flowers (stylized spider mums perhaps) running the length;All designs are rendered by subtle shifts in the colors. can only be fully seen from an oblique angle, an interesting effect; fabric is slightly smooth, no-sheen and has slight drape; nice to make scarf or accessory.
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