7148: 1960s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 66in. (AraiHari)

7148:1960s Kimono Silk, 66 inch view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s  Silk Kimono Fabric Piece Arai-Hari
Classic Floral and Nature Scene

Metallic Silver Threads Interwoven

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 66 inches /  167.64 cm

Catalog# 7148:

US$20.00 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 silk originally intended to make a woman's dress kimono; This is a 1960's fabric piece that is background in gradation shades of light blue to darker blue and then gradation to whites and silver colors; Interwoven throughout are small (3/4 inch/19.05mm at longest) blossoms filling the fabric; The foreground designs are at each end, the largest filling bottom third of the piece; The motifs are of chrysanthemums, daffodils, bamboo leaves, tall grass, pine branches and clouds (all in classic rendering); fabric has interwoven silver metallic threads that are subtle in the lower design portion (bottom third); also there is thin metallic silver thread in selvage on both sides; Fabric is high sheen and bright in presentation; Colors for the motifs are darker blue, shades of colonial blues , all in gradation shading; esigns on one side, but detectable on reverse.
Note on colors: As all devices have differing colorations, please use our text descriptions of colors to complement your sense of the contrast and color of the images of the fabric.

Recommended for making scarfs or accessories

Condition: Excellent.
$ 20.00

7148: 1960s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 66in. (AraiHari)