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6781: 1960s Japanese Kimono Silk Shibori Fabric, By Piece 57in. (AraiHari)

6781: 1960s Japanese shibori silk, piece

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Silk Shibori Fabric Piece
Arai-Hari

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 57 inches / 144.78 cm

Catalog# 6781:

US$20.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

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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: Lightweight 1960s silk; originally intended to make a woman's summer-wear kimono or nagajuban; fabric is textured due to the shibori (tie-dyed) process; Background color is deep-red with a hint of orange (not quite shuiro/vermillion): Some designs are in pale pastel-blue in classic shibori (tie-dyed) off-white bands and large hemp flower designs(pale blue) arrayed diagonally; this latter hemp leaf motif is a special one, dating back centuries, called asa-no-ha (hemp leaves); note the diamond shapes configured around circles; the interesting aspect of this ancient motif is that it looks different depending on how you look at it -- many different geometric figures appear depending on depth of focus; Designs are same on both sides; slightly textured.
Note on colors: As all devices have different colorations and contrast, please use our text descriptions of colors to complement your sense of the color of the fabric.

Condition: Excellent.
Recommended for making scarf or accessories

$ 20.00

6781: 1960s Japanese Kimono Silk Shibori Fabric, By Piece 57in. (AraiHari)