7476:1970's Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Shibori 52in,AraiHari Pc.

7476: 1970s Odd Shibori Silk, closeup

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1970's  Silk Fabric Piece Odd Flat Shibori 

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92 cm
Length: 52 inches / 132.08 cm

Catalog# 7476:

US$16.00 per piece
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 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: Frankly, we've not seen a shibori of this type in years; it is a light-weight silk shibori (hand-tie-dyed) fabric; derived from a kimono or nagajuban; This is a soft white background color, with most unusual shibori pinholes all over the fabric; these pinholes originally were used to render the pattern of irregular waves-like red broken lines, all running lengthwise (warp); To us, this looks like a rippling stream; Also, for whatever reason, this shibori does not have the rougher texture seen in all other shibori silks, and is flat and smooth on both sides; furthermore, we see some small (less than 1 inch/2.54cm tall) very pale-brown prints of daisy mums maple leaves and bamboos placed horizontally(weft) -- These are scarcely visible, even in brighter light, and they are randomly placed in a few spaces per piece; pattern looks the same on both sides, but, by design, the front is slightly darker red; silk has a slight sheen.

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.

Recommended for use in making scarf or accessories.
$ 16.00

7476:1970's Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric, Shibori 52in,AraiHari Pc.