76791:1980s Deadstock Kimono Silk Fabric, Bokashi Yellow, Speckled 52in. ikebana

76791: Closeup of flowers w/leaves

1980s Deadstock Kimono Silk Fabric:

Yellow Gradation Bokashi-Style Coloration
Interwoven Speckled Damask 
Ikebana Flower Arrangement Motif


Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 52 inches / 132.08 cm

US$15.00 / Piece
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Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980s  pieces derived from deadstock roll of kimono silk; (Deadstock means old inventory which is like new but has been in storage, never been used); 

Fabric Description: Japanese vintage damask silk kimono fabric designed for use in making woman's silk kimono; Light-medium weight Japanese silk, slightly textured to touch due to interwoven patterns; Note the *bokashi-like (gradation dyeing)  with shiny speckles throughout, size of speckled elements is from pinpoint sizes to 1/8(.125) inch / 3.17mm; The Bokashi is in varying hues of yellow, from almost-white to butter-yellow, to light golden yellow;

In the bottom portion of the piece please note the 9 inches / 22.86 cm tall ikebana floral arrangement; this ikebana flower arrangement motif/design is also in gradation coloring into the primary yellows of the piece; Also, within the ikebana flowers there are a few thin lines accenting in metallic gold - a print process (Please see closeups); 

Note: Colors and contrast vary with different devices so please complement our text descriptions to get a sense of the fabric.

Condition: Excellent.

 *Cultural Note: Bokashi refers to a type of dyeing used in traditional Ukiyoe woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. Also referred to as a brush-dyeing of fabrics or paintings which renders the fuzziness and very subtle gradations between color fields. See Wikipedia Page HERE.

$ 15.00

76791:1980s Deadstock Kimono Silk Fabric, Bokashi Yellow, Speckled 52in. ikebana