6430: 1980s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 60" (AraiHari)

6430: 1980s Japanese Summer Silk, long

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1980's  Silk Fabric Piece 

Width: 14.125(1/8th) inches / 35.88 cm
Length: 60 inches / 152.4 cm

Catalog# 6430:

US$15.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: 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 Description: Very lightweight silk originally intended to make a woman's summer kimono, quite translucent; This is a 1980's fabric piece done in an unusually small and dense weave giving it a rougher texture; background color is dark plum, designs are muted silver-white; This design is a sort of mock-kasuri weave pattern look, apparently suggestive of a vertical flower; also, as in kasuri patterns there are rough edges to the figures;  design same on both sides; no sheen.

Recommended for making scarf or accessories.

Condition: Excellent.
$ 15.00

6430: 1980s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 60" (AraiHari)