7297:1960s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 61in.(Arai Hari), Grid

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1960s Arai-Hari Used
 Silk Kimono Fabric Piece
Checkerboard Geometric Grid Motif

 Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 61 inches / 154.94 cm

Catalog# 7297:

US$18.00 per piece


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1960s kimono silk fabric pieces received from a 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 Type:  Light-medium weight Japanese silk; textured, solid black; designs same on both sides. checkerboard pattern using irregularly-edged squares, all 3/4 inch to 1 inch(6.35mm to 2.54cm); these blocks are alternating rows/columns of silver (fine pinstripes) figures and 5-dot blocks; The silver blocks have slight sheen; the five-dot-figures are white at corners with red dots in centers;  Please see close-ups; minimal drape and slightly stiff; evocative of classic kasuri(ikat) look but is not.

Suitable for making scarf/accessories.

Colors: Please consider our text descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric, as colors and contrast differ on different devices.

Condition: Excellent.
$ 18.00

7297:1960s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 61in.(Arai Hari), Grid