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6877 1930s-50s Japanese Asa(HempFlax) Fabric, Piece 61"(AraiHari)

6877: 1930s Asa hemp-flax fabric, longView

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s Asa (HempFlax) Fabric 
Arai-Hari

Width: 14  inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 61"/ 144.78 cm

Catalog# 6877:

US$25.00 per piece

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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:  Very lightweight, translucent, and lightly textured 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, lighter and softer than most we see from this period, so it was probably intended for use in making a summer kimono or coat; Background color is grayish-blue with designs in black, silver-gray, light brown (with hint of mustard hue); Motif is large grape leaves, vine, and grapes.

Condition: Excellent for its age. Collector's Item.
$ 25.00

6877 1930s-50s Japanese Asa(HempFlax) Fabric, Piece 61"(AraiHari)