7699:1930-50s Japanese Meisen Silk 62in.Pc Deadstock Mock-Kasuri Motif
1930s-1950s Japanese Textiles:
Deadstock Japanese Kimono Meisen Silk Fabric Piece
Mimics Traditional E-Gasuri (Picture-kasuri) Patterns
of leaves, diamond shapes, water
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 62 inches / 157.48 cm
US$20.00 per piece plus shipping
Item Details and Description
Fabric History/Pedigree: 1950s or earlier silk fabric pieces from a deadstock roll found with other similar old fabrics.
- Fabric Description: Meisen silk, lightweight, translucent with the background color of dark chocolate brown (not quite Hershey Chocolate Brown); This fabric was made to look like traditional kasuri(Ikat), even an e-gasuri (picture kasuri) patterns of diamonds, leaves and classic designs of water; Kasuri is a predominantly cotton process; colors of the patterns are in a wide range of brown hues, also light gray and some light pastel greens, olive-greens; also the pinstripes across(weft); this design has the intentionally fuzzy edges to all figures & lines, as seen in kasuri; minimal sheen.
- Colors: Please NOTE that colors and contrast differ on each device, so please use our text descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric.
- Recommended for making scarf/accessories.
Background Information on Meisen Kimonos:
"...Young women have rediscovered(Japan Times) the kimono, and you can see them out in Harajuku on the Sunday fashion parade. There's even a term for these girls -- not surprisingly they are called "kimono girls." There are even some nice books documenting the trend which you can check out at J-List and are definitely worth having if you are at all into fashion.
"The meisen kimono in particular has become very popular. These kimono were made in the first half of the twentieth century, and were characterized by a glossy sheen, and brilliant patterns. There is often a sort of blurry quality to the silks...."
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