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6491: 1930s-50s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 57" (AraiHari)

6491: 1930s Japanese Silk Fabric, 3/4length

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s  Silk Fabric Piece
(Phoenix,Fan, Floral, Doves, More)
Arai-Hari
(Suitable for Framing)

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 57 inches / 144.78 cm

Catalog# 6491:

 US$18.00 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: Lightweight silk originally intended to make a woman's kimono; This is a distinctive fabric piece from the 30s to 50s; the background is a red-orange(lighter vermilion color) with interwoven patterns of geometrics, mon(crests), tortoiseshell hexagonal grids, curlicue lines, and traditional streams; Designs are complex and multi-colored bright and ornate designs that include: decorated fans, phoenix, doves, decorative ribbons, decorated fabrics(looks like an open book), and various size circular figures, and Temari balls;  This piece is a truly distinctive combination of many classic traditional Japanese motifs with a full spectrum of colors, from dark purple to pink-white; (see closeups);  designs on one side but mostly visible on reverse; there is slight sheen in the interwoven patterns described above; slight drape.

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.

Condition: Excellent.

Suitable for Framing

Regular price $ 0.00 Sale price $ 18.00

6491: 1930s-50s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 57" (AraiHari)