7035: 1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric Piece 50in. Arai-Hari

7035: 1930s Japan Meisen Silk, long view

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

Width: 14.5 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 50 inches / 127 cm
Checkerboard w/Geometrics

Catalog# 7035:

US$15.00 per piece


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, 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, and this one is a checkerboard type array, each square (rectangle actually) is 3.25 inches / 8.26cm X 4.5 inches /  10.75 cm within the borders;  with geometric designs (see close-ups); Background is light-cream color, but the fabric is filled with the motifs & patterns; same on both sides;  Colors: salmon-red, blue, mustard, light moss-greens, beige and black.

Recommended for making scarves 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
$ 15.00

7035: 1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric Piece 50in. Arai-Hari