6788: 1960s Japanese Asa(HempFlax) Linen Fabric, Yard Piece (AraiHari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Asa (HempFlax) Fabric
Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.44 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: 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.
Regular price $ 125.00 Sale price $ 105.00