7624:4+yds 1980s Deadstock Japanese Kimono Silk Hakkake Fabric Bolt
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1980s Deadstock Japanese Kimono Silk Hakkake Fabric Bolt
Width: 14.33 inches / 36.4 cm
Length: 4.37 yards / 4 m
Catalog #: 7624
Fabric History/Pedigree: Deadstock unsold bolt of fabric, new condition but from another era, the 1980s; In original bindings and maker's label, This is a hakkake bolt; see explanation below.
Fabric Description: 100% Japanese fine silk in gradation coloring of peach to off-white; fabric is 4.37 yds / 4 m. long, soft sheen, in original bindings and labels; originally used for inside liners, cuffs, and edgings in 8 places on adult kimono, sometimes also used for haori liners.
Cultural Background Information on Hakkake:
An hakkake means, literally, "8-hanging-fabrics"; The number 8 refers to 8 places on the insides of a kimono where this fabric is used. The graphic below from the Japanese Language website kaitorimania.jp shows the 8 places on a kimono, inner front and back, where the fabric is used.
Note: Recommended for use in replacing kimono liners, crafts, sashiko, and other sewing projects.
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