6909: 1930s-50s Japanese Chirimen Silk Kimono Fabric, 50in.(Arai Hari)

6909:1930s Japanese Silk Fabric, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s Arai Hari Used
Chirimen Silk Fabric Piece

Width: 12 inches / 30.48 cm
Length: 50 inches / 127 cm

Catalog# 6909:

US$20.00 per piece


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930s-50s chirimen silk fabric 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 Type:  Lightweight fine chirimen (crepe) silk, dark plum background color,no-sheen; print on one side; Highly distinctive print, with the designs done with tiny pixels; Clusters of flowers include chrysanthemums, Iris and cherry blossoms; the design colors are muted light aqua-blues, light gray-silvers, and mustards; also colors within the flowers have subtle gradations of these colors (Please see closeups);
An exceptional and unusual fabric that might possibly be from the 1920's or earlier.
Recommended for use in making scarves or other accessories; suitable for framing.
Colors: Please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric due to differences in contrast and color on different devices.
Condition: Excellent.
$ 20.00

6909: 1930s-50s Japanese Chirimen Silk Kimono Fabric, 50in.(Arai Hari)