1980s Japanese Mock-Kasuri Interwoven Wool Fabric
(Used and Cleaned by Arai-Hari)
Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 62 inches / 157.48 cm
US$15.00 per piece
Item Details and Description
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.
Lightweight wool, very slightly translucent; Japanese wool is a smoother and tighter weave than many Western worsted types of wool. (Interesting discussion of the term worsted wool is here.
Motifs: This is an interesting interwoven motif same on both sides, made to mimic kasuri (ikat); Symmetrical grid is composed of vertical (lengthwise) sine wave lines in even rows of rounded hexagonal shapes(ovals), each punctuated with small ragged dark green diamonds (see especially our last close-up); Background is black with the lines and squares in a very pale light blue; The shapes are rendered with very tiny pixels; Also, the faint dark green oval-rings can only be seen on very close-up inspection; There are also small red accents in interstices throughout; symmetrical grid effect; same on both sides.
About Colors: Please consider our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric, as colors and contrast differ on different devices.