7453: 1980s Japanese Vintage Kimono Silk Fabric,Arai-Hari,40in. Pc.Fans

7453:1980s Japan Kimono Silk, Long View

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1980's Kimono Crepe Silk Fabric Piece
Modernistic Ornate Flowers & Medallions 

Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 40 inches / 101.6 cm

Catalog# 7453:

US$15.00 per piece
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dividerFabric 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 textured lightweight silk derived from a 1980s woman's kimono; Background color is a solid dark green with all designs/figures etc. in a bright yellow (thin lines); While there are partial open fans in the motif, the entire design is of ornate, almost Baroque curlicues and complex medallions with many types of flowers; Of note are the irregularly obtusely-shaped bordered areas, sort of a puzzle look to it; We see this piece as an almost Western (non-Japanese)  design, to us giving it the feel of a more modernistic motif;  

The crepe interwoven is not a chirimen texture, but is like thin parallel lines of water flowing in streams (background, can be seen in last close-up); and as a result this fabric has a more textured feel to it than most other chirimen from the same period; same on both sides; fair drape.

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


Recommended for making scarf/accessories.
$ 15.00

7453: 1980s Japanese Vintage Kimono Silk Fabric,Arai-Hari,40in. Pc.Fans