Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-50s Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 47 inches / 119.38 cm
US$10.00 per piece
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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 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, but this one is pinstriped and with parallel bands running vertically; fabric slightly stiff and some sheen; the background is gradation shades of dark to medium-brown pinstripes in bands of differing widths; there are 3 mustard colored bands composed of 4 parallel thick stripes all equally spaced with thin off-white borders, running vertically (lengthwise); This meisen does not have the typical fuzziness we see of most meisens of this period; patterns same on both sides; please see closeups.
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.