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7124: 1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Kimono Fabric, Plus Signs 59in.Pc

7124:1930s Japan Meisen Silk, 59 inches

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

Geometric, Rows of  +Signs
Kasuri-like Motif


Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 59 inches / 149.86 cm

Catalog# 7124:

US$15.00 per piece

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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930s-50s 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 Description: This 1930s-1950s kimono silk is a lightweight fabric, slightly translucent; Background color is dark purple at first glance, but in brighter light and close-up the weave of slightly different shades of dark purple vertical 3/8th inch (9.53mm) wide bands; (Tech note: We were unable to capture this effect very well in our images, but note it FYI) The arrangement of  4 inches (10.16cm) tall, off-white plus-signs(+) are more commonly seen in cotton kasuri designs; these rows of plus signs stagger in array vertically; Motifs are same on both sides (Please see close-ups).

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.

$ 15.00

7124: 1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Kimono Fabric, Plus Signs 59in.Pc