6983:1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric Piece 58in. Arai-Hari

6983: 1950s Meisen Silk, Pinwheels,long

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-50s  Meisen Silk Fabric Piece

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 56 inches / 142.24 cm
Japanese Stylized Pinwheels

Catalog# 6983:

List Price: US$20.00 per yard
Sale Price: US$10.00 per yard

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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, thin and slightly translucent,  is estimated from the 1930s-1950s; Meisen is defined literally as 'common silk stuff'; and has grown in popularity in recent years; Meisen from that period are often larger bold patterns and bright colors, but this is somewhat muted in tone being stylized rendering of Japanese pinwheels; Fabric background color is a dark purple and the pinwheels are a silver-gray color; slight sheen in the pinwheels; patterns same on both sides; please see close-ups.

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

6983:1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric Piece 58in. Arai-Hari