6440: 1930s-50s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 61" (AraiHari)

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1950's  Silk Fabric Piece 
Arai-Hari

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 61 inches / 154.94 cm

Catalog# 6440:

US$15.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

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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: Medium-weight silk originally intended to make a formal woman's kimono; This is a higher quality and thicker silk fabric piece with a background of dark chocolate color(almost black) with interwoven burgundy-red color to render the designs; motifs are 5 royal flower carts within  cloud-like outer boundaries; the rest of the fields are tiny diamond squares shapes(1/8"/3.17mm) in a symmetrical mesh grid layout; On the reverse side the colors are negatives: burgundy-red background and black figures/designs; On both sides the burgundy-red areas have sheen.

Recommended for making scarf or accessories.

Condition: Excellent.
$ 15.00

6440: 1930s-50s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 61" (AraiHari)