6827: 1980s Japanese Wool Mock-Kasuri Fabric, 62in. Piece (Arai-Hari)

6827: Japanese 80s Kasuri Wool, close2

Catalog# 6827

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.

Fabric Type: 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.
Condition: Excellent.
$ 15.00

6827: 1980s Japanese Wool Mock-Kasuri Fabric, 62in. Piece (Arai-Hari)