7110:1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric Piece Abstract,59in. Arai-Hari

7110: 1930s Japan Meisen Silk, long view

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

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 59 inches / 149.86 cm

Catalog# 7110

US$18.00 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:  This distinctive piece is thicker, a medium-weight meisen silk, somewhat stiff, 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, with a fuzzy look to designs, and most often use brighter colors, but this one, however, is more subdued in color choices, and has a gray background with obliquely-angled geometric shapes; these shapes are arranged as in a modern tilework walkway or flooring pattern, most unusual for this time; the entire fabric has very tiny squared warp/woof lines (only visible upon very close inspection), these sort of pixels cause a fuzzy hazy look from a distance; Most of the tile-like figures are in a burgundy-red with black and a few mustard-yellow colored shapes.

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
$ 18.00

7110:1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric Piece Abstract,59in. Arai-Hari