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7204:1930s-50s Japanese Ceremonial Silk Kimono Fabric, 59in.Piece

7204: 50s Ceremonial Kimono Silk, 59inches

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s Arai Hari Used Silk Kimono Piece
Large Butterflies & Other Classic Traditional Motifs

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

Catalog# 7204:

US$25.00 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 high-quality, 1930s-1950s silk is a lightweight fabric that was part of a woman's ceremonial kimono; Background color is pale silver-gray as well as fields that are dark salmon-red and dark teal; Other colors of motifs include: a wide range of colors across the spectrum, from  white to pale olive-greens to dark purple and blacks - most colors of the spectrum;

Motif is of very large butterflies and decorative cords and tassels; many other motifs, all rendered in a slightly modern fashion yet filled with many various older Japanese symbols, such as, persimmons with leaves on branches, also herringbone patterns in bright colors; Abundant use of fields of crests(mon), shibori-dots look;

But the most distinctive feature of this fabric is the interwoven fine parallel curving lines that look like feathers, or perhaps even resemble the  lines seen in the gills of fish (the latter just our guess); please view close-ups; soft with a nice drape and sheen; Please view our close-ups.

Recommended for making scarf or accessories.

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.

$ 25.00

7204:1930s-50s Japanese Ceremonial Silk Kimono Fabric, 59in.Piece