6839: 1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric Piece 60in.,Berries

6839:1930s Japan Meisen Silk, long View

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-50s  Meisen Silk Fabric Piece

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 60 inches / 152.4 cm

Catalog# 6839:

US$20.00 per piece


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 meisen silk, slightly translucent,  is estimated from 1930s-1950s; Meisen is defined literally as 'common silk stuff'; and has grown in popularity in the last few years; Meisen from that period are usually larger bold patterns and bright colors. See close-ups.

Fabric Motif:
Classic design of leaves and berries-on-branches in larger scale on a dark green(almost black in lower light) background; colors used in the figures are red, salmon, peach, tan, and several shades of gray and pink;  As is typical in Meisen, note the impressionistic fuzzy edges; patterns same on both sides with colored 1/4 inch/6.35 mm selvage on left and right sides; this particular meisen has no sheen and is softer than most of the other meisens we see from this period. 

Colors: Reminder that colors and contrast differ on different devices, so please refer to our text color descriptions.

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
$ 20.00

6839: 1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric Piece 60in.,Berries