7389-2:1990's Japanese Tsumugi Silk fabric 37" Piece (Arai-Hari)Modernistic

7389:1990's Japanese Tsumugi Silk

Catalog#: 7389-2

1990s Japanese Tsumugi Silk (Pongee)Fabric
from Arai-Hari (Japanese Kimono Cleaner)

Modernistic Designs Blended With Traditional Asa-No-Ha Hemp Leaves Motif, Metallic Brocade Throughout Iridescent Fabric

Width:14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 37 Inches / 93.98 cm

US$15.00 / Piece 
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Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1990's tsumugi (pongee) silk pieces received from a traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructor (Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall, by click-pushing HERE. )

Fabric Description:  This rather unusual piece is a distinctive Japanese vintage traditional Tsumugi, lightweight pongee-type silk that is an iridescent  light olive-green background, but the majority of the colors and print on the front of the entire fabric range from black to dark moss green, to light mustard-yellows & pale limes; There are obtuse and oblique geometric shapes throughout; these shapes are created by brocade from the reverse; the resulting sense of this piece -- while dark in tones-- also has a luminous quality to it; we had great difficulty capturing the colors in our images; The last image is of the reverse showing how lines etc are rendered using brocade.

As for the motif, note that the background to the obtuse shapes is of the Asa-no-Ha (Hemp Leaves) design, a popular motif dating back centuries in Japanese art; thus a clever blend of modernistic with classic Japanese motifs; Also, there are some lateral brush strokes patterns in various places; due to all the metallic threadwork, fabric is slightly stiff and is textured to the touch.

Colors: Reminder that colors differ on each device so please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the look of this piece.

Condition: Excellent.

Recommended for making scarf/accessories

    $ 22.00

    7389-2:1990's Japanese Tsumugi Silk fabric 37" Piece (Arai-Hari)Modernistic