6405: 1960s Japanese Asa(HempFlax) Deadstock Fabric, yard
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Asa (HempFlax) Fabric
Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.44 cm
US$10.00 per yard
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: Found as a roll of Deadstock kimono Asa (hemp/flax-based) fabric from 1960s, never used.
Fabric Description: Lightweight translucent mesh-like fabric is called Asa, flax or hemp-based traditional fabric made in Japan for centuries up until the 1960s; Asa is usually harder than silk or cotton and has utilitarian purposes such as coverings, screen mesh, work clothing; Asa is stronger and lasts longer than cotton; This particular piece is thinner and lighter than many we see, so we presume it was originally intended for use in making a kimono; The color is a light-beige background with light-green, mauve and black designs, all rendered using tiny "X" shapes; rendered by tiny pixels; this piece has more drape than usual for asa.
NOTE: If purchasing multiple yards, fabric sent in one uncut length; If you wish to buy the full yardage, please contact us for a discount before ordering.
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