6473: 1930s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 62"(AraiHari)

6473: 1930s Japanese Silk, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s Light Silk Fabric Piece

Width: 13 inches / 33.02 cm
Length: 62 inches / 157.48 cm

Catalog# 6473:

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:  Thin lightweight silk originally intended to make a woman's kimono; This is a 1930s-1940s fabric piece which is slightly translucent in bright light; designs are an unusual rendering of a sort of tortoiseshell grid (only irregularly shaped components); Background is gray with black boundary lines for the oddly-shaped figures; Also, an abstract-art sort of sensibility with random placements of odd decorative shapes; colors of the designs: iron-red, black, pink, grays, and off-white. Designs on one side only, visible slightly on the reverse.

Note on colors: As all devices have differing coloration, please use our text descriptions of colors to complement your sense of the color of the fabric.

Recommended for making scarf or accessories

Condition: Excellent.
$ 18.00

6473: 1930s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 62"(AraiHari)