6708: 1960s Japanese Deadstock Silk Fabric,Dolls, Temari,Origami 67in.Piece

6708: 1960s Japanese Silk, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1960s Deadstock Silk Fabric Piece

Gosho Ningyo (Palace Dolls) Temari Balls, Origami Cranes

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 67 inches / 170.19 cm

Catalog# 6708:

US$18.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s Deadstock Japanese silk.

Fabric Description: Deadstock (new, never used but from another era) lightweight silk piece from the 1960s; minimally translucent, print on one side, somewhat visible on reverse; Background is shibori dots field pattern in light and darker orange on white; colors in designs being bright and include: aqua, black, red, greens, pinks, a few instances of dark moss-green, mustard, and tans; motifs: classic traditional Gosho Ningyo (Palace Dolls), origami cranes, child's fans and tsuzumi hand-drums, Tai fish ('Tai' is red snapper and also means congratulations -- see note below*) child's fan, Temari balls of flowers (cherry blossoms, chrysanthemums); No sheen and very little drape.

* Cultural Background Information: 

Tai fish is called 'Madai' in Japanese, meaning 'true/authentic Tai(fish). The Tai fish image is used in traditional Japanese art and design because the word 'tai' is also used in a Japanese word, 'o-medetai', or, 'congratulations/celebrations'. Its use in this fabric connotes auspicious themes. Tai fish is also known as Red Sea Bream. 

Condition: Excellent.
Regular price $ 0.00 Sale price $ 18.00

6708: 1960s Japanese Deadstock Silk Fabric,Dolls, Temari,Origami 67in.Piece