6733: 1930s-50s Japanese Asa(HempFlax) Fabric, Piece 51"(AraiHari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s Asa (HempFlax) Fabric
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 51"/ 129.54 cm
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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: Very lightweight, translucent, and lightly textured fabric is called Asa, flax or hemp-based traditional fabric made in Japan for centuries up until the 1960s; Asa is usually harder than silk or cotton and has utilitarian purposes such as coverings, screen mesh, work clothing; Asa is stronger and lasts longer than cotton; This particular piece is thinner, lighter and softer than most we see from this period, so it was probably intended for use in making a summer kimono or coat; as a result, this piece has more drape than usual for asa; Background color is dark chocolate brown with designs in dark opal-blues, and bands in different grays.
Condition: Excellent for its age.
Regular price $ 125.00 Sale price $ 105.00