Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Arai Hari Used
Kimono Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 57 inches / 144.78 cm
US$18.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s silk fabric 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 Type: Lightweight high quality silk; slightly translucent, no-sheen; design on one side but mostly visible on reverse; the background is a distinctive mix of black and moss-green created by lateral interweaving (see close-ups); The large light-mustard yellow leaf figure is 13 inches / 33.02cm at largest point across; the shibori-like dotted pattern leaf at the bottom is in soft-white; other colors: browns; The fabric has a nice drape, great for making a scarf or accessory.