6551:30s-40s Rare Japanese Black Meisen Silk Fabric, Deadstock,Yard

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Catalog# 6551

1930s-1940s Japanese Silk Fabric  by Yard
Unusual Black Meisen Deadstock 

Width: 13.25 inches / 33.7 cm
Length: 1 Yard / 91.44 cm

US$10.00  per yard

USA Shipping Included Under 4 Lbs Package Weight

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930s-40s pieces -- probably pre-World War II -- derived from deadstock roll of Japanese silk (Deadstock means old inventory which is like new but has been in storage, never been used).

Fabric Description: At first glance, this looked like an old kasuri black or indigo weave, but upon closer inspection, the label on the roll (close-up) says it is "Meisen";  It is a black fabric; thin, translucent, and slightly stiff; the designs are the same on both sides, interwoven purple-blue fuzzy small rectangular figures ( 1/8" X 3/16" / 3.17mm X 4.76mm) in symmetrical rows/grid. 

CULTURAL NOTE:  The term meisen means 'common stuff(silk)'; Meisen kimonos were made in Japan up to the 1950s and became popular with non-Japanese fashionistas and designers starting in the late Nineties. To see more info on this type silk visit this page.

Perhaps of interest to our antique textile and Japanophile enthusiasts or collectors.

Condition: Excellent for its age.

Note: If buying multiples of this, it will be sent in uncut length.

    $ 10.00

    6551:30s-40s Rare Japanese Black Meisen Silk Fabric, Deadstock,Yard