7668: 1930s-50s Japan Ceremonial Kimono Silk Arai-Hari Fabric, 55in.Ornate Fans,Flowers

7668:1930 Japanese Chirimen Silk, 55in.

Arai-Hari Ceremonial Kimono Chirimen Silk Fabric Piece

Classic Themes: 

Ornate Florals, Summer Matsuri Objects, Decorated Open Fan, Decorative Cords, 
Noshi, Pinwheels, Royal Cart 

Width: 13.75 inches / 34.92cm
Length: 55 inches / 139.8 cm

Catalog# 7668

US$20.00 per piece
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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930s-50s silk fabric was derived from a young woman's ceremonial kimono. Exceptional quality/condition for its age. Pieces received from 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 Type:   Delicate lightweight mustard yellow background silk, very slightly translucent fabric. slight chirimen (crepe) feel with the background thin interwoven with classic clouds and flowers patterns-- being barely visible in the few solid areas, since fabric is filled with designs (see close-ups); the motif is of bright and multiple color designs;  the open fan, pinwheels and clusters of flowers and several large objects(Bamboo leaves, lacquered picnic bako (container), royal carts) serve as the foreground, the overall fabric is replete with multiple flowers, imperial cart, royal partial view of country home porch,large bamboo leaves, and decorative cords winding in background; *Noshi decorative  panels/ribbons cords and ribbons fill the background; Colors used in motifs are from most of the spectrum, with reds, blue, green, peach, purples, off white;  slight drape. print on one side but mostly visible on the reverse;

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

Suitable for making scarf or accessories, or even framing and display.

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 for its age.

$ 20.00

7668: 1930s-50s Japan Ceremonial Kimono Silk Arai-Hari Fabric, 55in.Ornate Fans,Flowers