6599: 1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk 54 in. Piece(AraiHari)

6599: 1930s Meisen Silk, long view

Catalog# 6599

1930's to 1950's Japanese Textiles:
From Arai-Hari Cleaners 
Japanese Kimono Meisen Silk Fabric Piece

Width:14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 54 inches / 137.16 cm

US$15.00 per piece 

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Item Details and Description

  • Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930s to 1950s 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 Description:  Meisen silk, lightweight, slightly translucent fabric, solid salmon-pink background with rows of small geometric [average 3/8inch (9.53 mm)] oblong figures which are spaced irregularly, creating a polka-dot effect; these figures are typically fuzzy-edged shapes; colors used for the figures are dark orange to orange-reds and burgundy colors;
    Note the 1/8th inch (3.17 mm) selvage on both sides; fabric is the same on both sides; no sheen. 

  • Colors: Please NOTE that colors and contrast differ on each device, so use our text descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric.

  • Condition: Excellent.
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$ 15.00

6599: 1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk 54 in. Piece(AraiHari)