6604: 1930s-50s Deadstock Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric,Dots,Yard

6604: 1930s Japanese Meisen SIlk, Dots,yard

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-50's Meisen Silk Fabric Piece by the yard

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.44 cm

Catalog# 6604:

US$10.00 per yard

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: Pieces derived from deadstock roll of kimono silk; (Deadstock means old inventory which is like new but has been in storage, never been used); 

Fabric Description: This is vary atypical Lightweight meisen silk, estimated from 1930s-1950s; Meisen is defined literally as 'common silk stuff'; and has grown in popularity in the last few years; Meisen from that period are usually larger bold patterns and bright colors, but this one is simpler with basically a polka-dot pattern; fabric is sort of a light lavender-pink (a distinctive color we rarely see); fabric has a slight sheen with the 'dots' being sized from 3/8 inch (9.53mm) to 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) diameters; the dots are fuzzy-edged and light charcoal black in color; same on both sides; See close-ups.

Colors: Reminder that colors and contrast differ on different devices, so please refer to our text color descriptions.

Condition: Excellent.

If buying multiple yards, the fabric is sent in uncut lengths.
Cultural Notes: The best discussion we've found of Meisen silk fabric was on an old blog post by Japundit, excerpted here, from the early 2000's*: 
    "...Young women have rediscovered(Japan Times) the kimono, and you can see them out in Harajuku on the Sunday fashion parade. There's even a term for these girls -- not surprisingly they are called "kimono girls." There are even some nice books documenting the trend which you can check out at J-List and are definitely worth having if you are at all into fashion...."The meisen kimono, in particular, has become very popular. These kimono were made in the first half of the twentieth century, and were characterized by a glossy sheen, and brilliant patterns. There is often a sort of blurry quality to the silks...."
    [*original article is no longer on the internet.]  more info on meisen is here.
    $ 10.00

    6604: 1930s-50s Deadstock Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric,Dots,Yard