6909: 1930s-50s Japanese Chirimen Silk Kimono Fabric, 50in.(Arai Hari)
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s Arai Hari Used
Chirimen Silk Fabric Piece
Width: 12 inches / 30.48 cm
Length: 50 inches / 127 cm
US$20.00 per piece
USA Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
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.
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