6436: 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 58" (AraiHari)

6436:  1950s Japanese Kimono Silk, long

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950's  Silk Fabric Piece 

Width: 14 inches / 35.56cm
Length: 58 inches / 147.32 cm

Catalog# 6436:

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: Lightweight silk originally intended to make a woman's  kimono; This is a 1950's fabric piece done in an unusually small and dense weave giving it a rougher texture, slightly stiff compared to most silks; background color is burgundy with designs in tiny grayish-blue pinstripes configured to create a pattern of elongated diamond-shaped thatch work grid; Some of the diamond shapes are solid;  This design is evocative of how kasuri has blurred and fuzzy edging of figures; design same on both sides; no-sheen, minimal drape.

Recommended for making scarf or accessories.

Condition: Excellent.
$ 15.00

6436: 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 58" (AraiHari)