6702: 1960s Japanese Wool Kasuri Fabric, 40in. Piece (Arai-Hari)
1960's Japanese Wool Kasuri Fabric
(Used and Cleaned by Arai-Hari)
Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 40 inches / 101.6 cm
US$10.00 per piece
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Item Details and Description
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 Type: Lightweight wool, very slightly translucent, kasuri weave; Japanese wool is a smoother and tighter weave than many Western worsted types of wool. (Interesting discussion of the term worsted wool is here.)
Motifs: This an interesting interwoven motif same on both sides; Symmetrical grid is composed of vertical (lengthwise) sine wave lines in even rows and interstices of hourglass-like shapes, creating rounded hexagonal shapes, each punctuated with small squares (see especially our last close-up); Background is black with the lines and squares in a very pale light blue; The hourglass shapes are rendered with very tiny pixels; Also, there are very faint dark green ovals that can only be seen on very close-up inspection; There are small red accents in centers of the hourglass shapes.
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