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6902: 1930s-50s Japanese AraiHari Meisen Silk Fabric 56in.,Abstract

6902: 1930s Meisen Silk Fabric Piece, long

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-50s  Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
(Abstract Geometric Shapes)
Arai-Hari

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 56 inches / 142.24 cm

Catalog# 6902:

US$20.00 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:  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; fabric slightly stiff; See close-ups.

Fabric Motif:
 
Rather unusual abstract geometric sort of design, seldom seen during this period. Design is of a multi-colored checkerboard sort of arrangement as background and diagonal bands evenly spaced as foreground appearance;  colors used in the figures as follow: red, pastel pink, moss green, salmon, gray, black, and light yellow;  As is typical in Meisen, note the impressionistic fuzzy edges of shapes; patterns same on both sides; this particular meisen has no sheen and is not quite as hard as many of the other meisens we see from this period. 

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

6902: 1930s-50s Japanese AraiHari Meisen Silk Fabric 56in.,Abstract