7125:1930s-50s Japanese Silk Kimono Lightweight Fabric 57inches

7125:1930s Japan Meisen Silk, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1930s-1950s Arai Hari Used Silk Kimono Piece

Width: 14.25 inches / 36.2 cm
Length: 57 inches / 144.78 cm

Catalog# 7125:

US$18.00 per piece


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 delicate 1930s-1950s silk is lightweight, with a gauze-like quality, translucent kimono fabric with a background color of black with designs in rusty-red and white; Motifs are white and rusty-red figures rendered by thin warp-weft lines; 2 white figures alternate with 1 larger (3in. x 4 in. /7.62 x 10.16cm) figure; Same of both sides; Most likely this was for making a summer garment due to its sheer nature.

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 for age, with a few small pinholes from the Arai-Hari process.

$ 18.00

7125:1930s-50s Japanese Silk Kimono Lightweight Fabric 57inches