7408:1930s-50s Japanese Vintage Kimono Silk Fabric,AraiHari,55in.Piece

7408: 1940s Japan Kimono Silk, 55 inches

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1930s-1950s Kimono  Silk Fabric Piece 

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.8cm

Catalog# 7408:

List Price: US$25.00
Reduced Price: US$18.00 per piece
plus shipping


Fabric History/Provenance: 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 Description: This is lightweight silk, transparent, a somewhat sheer fabric was, taken from a woman's kimono; Background color is white fields that are filled with tiny polka-dots and with dark burgundy-red cloud shapes as background; As foreground to  the clouds and the white fields, note the there are four(4) large (8 inches / 20.32cm diameter) flower cluster orbs; these orb flowers are mostly camellias in different colors as well as some smaller plum blossoms;

In addition, this silk has interwoven designs of camellia flowers and small patches of geometric mazes (associated with shrines/temples); There is sheen in places where these interwoven motifs are more visible; Colors used in the flowers: dark red, blue, green, brighter yellow, mustard yellow, and soft white; also some of the cluster's flowers are colored in gradation fashion; Print is on one side but slightly visible on reverse; slightly stiff, minimal drape; Recommended for making scarf/accessories.

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

Condition: Very Good, some dye-bleeds along one side (see close-ups) thus price reduction
Regular price $ 0.00 Sale price $ 18.00

7408:1930s-50s Japanese Vintage Kimono Silk Fabric,AraiHari,55in.Piece