7565: 1930s-50s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 46" (AraiHari) Noshi Ribbons

7565: 1930s-50 Ornate Noshi Silk, 46"

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1930s-1950s Chirimen Silk Fabric Piece
From Woman's Formal Kimono

Colorful, Brightly Decorated Noshi Ribbons Motifs

Width: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm
Length: 46 inches / 118.64 cm

Catalog# 7565:

US$18.00 per Piece Plus Shipping
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: Lightweight chirimen (light crepe) silk deconstructed, from a woman's formal kimono; This is a1930s-50s fabric piece which is a mustard and red background but is mostly filled with designs; Background is interwoven with temari balls and leaves (only easily seen in background mustard  color areas which are also in sheen; Motif is based on traditional colorful noshi, decorative ribbons used with gift wrapping.

(To see the cultural info on Noshi, please visit japanesewiki.com HERE).

The noshi bands fill the fabric, cascading , and are decorated with brightly colored flowers, stems, ribbons and other classic Japanese designs, multiple flower types, pine trees, chrysanthemums, peonies and more; Colors used: red, green, mustard, orange, black, white and few dark plum accents; fabric is slightly textured, resembling chirimen but is only lightly so; designs on one side.
Note on colors: As all devices have differing coloration, please use our text descriptions of colors to complement your sense of the color of the fabric.

Recommended for making scarf or accessories

Condition: Excellent.
$ 18.00

7565: 1930s-50s Japanese Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 46" (AraiHari) Noshi Ribbons