6788: 1960s Japanese Asa(HempFlax) Linen Fabric, Yard Piece (AraiHari)

6788: 1960s Asa Linen Fabric, 1 yard

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Asa (HempFlax) Fabric 

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

Catalog# 6788:

US$15.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight


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 and translucent mesh-like linen 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 and lighter than many we see, as well as having designs, so it was probably intended for use in making a summer garment; Color is a dark charcoal-black with designs in burgundy and dark green; motifs are large curlicue shapes throughout the piece.
Note on our images:

This was photographed against a light-brown background, and as the fabric is translucent, this accounts for the appearance of tan colors in the images.
Condition: Excellent.
$ 12.00

6788: 1960s Japanese Asa(HempFlax) Linen Fabric, Yard Piece (AraiHari)