6437: 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 58" (AraiHari)

6437: 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk, longview

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950's  Silk Fabric Piece 

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

Catalog# 6437:

US$18.00 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 higher-quality 1950's fabric silk piece which is smooth to the touch on front side; background color is purple with designs in tiny tan pinstripes configured to create a pattern of diamond-shaped thatch work grid; diamond shapes are of varying sizes; also, some of the diamond shapes lines are solid in places;  Furthermore, there are 1 inch (2.54cm) lateral bands of irregular strings every 2 inches lengthwise; These can only be seen when holding fabric up to bright light; design is intended for one side, but is partly visible on reverse; no-sheen, nice drape.

Recommended for making scarf or accessories.

Condition: Excellent.
$ 18.00

6437: 1950s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 58" (AraiHari)