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6904: 1930s-50s Japanese AraiHari Meisen Silk Fabric 55in. Peonies

6904: 1930s Japan Meisen Silk, long view

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

Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.7 cm

Catalog# 6904:

US$20.00 per piece

USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight

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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 thinner meisen silk,  translucent,  is estimated from the 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 softer than most other meisen of this piece; recommended for making scarf or accessories; please see close-ups.

Fabric Motif:
 
 Design is of large diamond shapes in diagonal lattice array; the background is black and the color in the diamond shapes is a deep coral blue; Largest peonies are 7 inches /  17.78 inches at largest dimension; Within the lines of the lattice there are muted green strokes;  Note the pairs of horizontal bands/strokes that are brighter than the rest; other colors used in the figures as follow: yellow, burgundy-red and silver-gray; As is typical in Meisen, note the impressionistic fuzzy edges of shapes/lines; patterns same on both sides; this particular meisen has only a slight sheen and is much softer than many of the other meisens we see from this period. 

Recommended for making scarf or accessories.

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

6904: 1930s-50s Japanese AraiHari Meisen Silk Fabric 55in. Peonies