6846:SOLD 1930s-50s Japanese Kimono Ro Silk Fabric Piece 77in. SanSui(AraiHari)

6846: 1930s Ro Silk, This repeats twice
Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1930s-1950s  Ro Summer Silk Fabric Piece 

SanSui Motif*

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 77 inches / 195.58 cm

Catalog# 6846:

US$25.00 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: Fine lightweight silk of ro type (thin and translucent, we call it 'skip-stitched', originally intended to make a woman's summer kimono; background is light cream color; designs are what is called 'Sansui' (See notes below*); This Japanese version of SanSui has country scenes of mountains, country house in nature landscapes and also has open fans as well as rounded waves motifs; The elongated oval shapes running across represent water in traditional Japanese art; Also, please note the fine parallel pinstripes running horizontally throughout; Colors within the designs: moss green, browns, black, gold and some metallic silver threads; Designs on one side.

Note on colors: As all devices have differing coloration, please use our text descriptions of colors to complement your sense of the color of the fabric.


* Cultural Background Information on SanSui, East Asian "Mountains-Water" Art:

Harvard University has a nice explanation of the use of this theme in East Asian Art, going back to 5th Century CE/AD in China:

...The term for landscape painting in East Asia translates as “mountains and water” (Chinese: shanshui; Korean: sansu; Japanese: sansui)—fitting for a genre that always features these two elements, often in the form of a grand mountain peak and a waterfall or rolling hills along a river. Whether real locations or imagined settings, painted landscapes evoke the experience of being in nature and offer a virtual means of escape from the hardships of urban living....

$ 25.00

6846:SOLD 1930s-50s Japanese Kimono Ro Silk Fabric Piece 77in. SanSui(AraiHari)