6399: 1980's Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 62 in.(Arai Hari)

6399: 1980s Japanese Silk, long view(1/2)

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

Catalog# 6399

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. 

Condition: Excellent.
$ 20.00

6399: 1980's Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 62 in.(Arai Hari)