6597: 1930s-50s Japanese Cotton Mock-Kasuri Fabric, Piece 46 in.(AraiHari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s Mock-Kasuri Cotton Fabric
Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 46"/ 118.64 cm
US$15.00 per piece
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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, slightly translucent, fabric is a traditional cotton fabric originally intended for use in making a yukata (summer cotton kimono) or coat; This fabric is woven to mimic kasuri (ikat) in look, though the effect is due to the weaving; fabric has lateral (horizontal) pinstripes which alternate from dark brown to black colors; The motifs are similar also to patterns seen in meisen silks of the same period, fuzzy irregular geometric shapes alternating symmetrically; other colors used: cream to off-white, dark burgundy-red, light grays, as well as few mustard-browns;Same on both sides.
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