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7144: 1970s Japanese Asa(FlaxHemp) Fabric, Piece 56"(AraiHari)

7144: 1970s Japan Asa Hemp Fabric, Long

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1970s Asa (Hemp/Flax)Fabric Piece
Sheer, Gauze-type for Summer Kimono 
(Arai-Hari)

Width: 14.25 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 58 inches / 147.32 cm

Catalog# 7144:

 US$15.00 per piece

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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:     Asa is usually hard and has utilitarian purposes such as coverings, screen mesh, and work clothing; Asa is stronger and lasts longer than cotton but it most often has a rough textured feel to it; This delicate 1970s  asa (hemp/flax) is quite different: it is a very lightweight, sheer, gauze-like translucent kimono fabric with a background color of light-gray-brown with a subtle iridescence in the weave; the fabric is solid with a few pale-aqua-blue brocade stitchings that create some partial lateral double stripes with hash-tags & squares in its center, and others with swallows in flight in its center (Please view our last close-up showing fabric's sheerness on tan background with a yellow tape measure); these bands occur six times in the full  58 inches length;

NOTE: Most likely this was for making a summer garment, or even a transom cloth, due to its sheer nature. Might be used to make scarfs or accessories.

NOTE: Please use any text descriptions of colors we use here to complement your sense of the colors, as contrast and colors vary per different devices.
Condition: Excellent.
$ 15.00

7144: 1970s Japanese Asa(FlaxHemp) Fabric, Piece 56"(AraiHari)