77161:1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric, AraiHari Modernistic, 57in.Piece

77161: 1930s Japan Meisen Silk, web, flowers

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s-1950s Arai Hari Used Meisen Silk Kimono Piece

Geometrics, Modernistic Themes

Floral Elements in Reticular/Web Array

Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 57 inches / 144.78 cm

Catalog# 7716-1:

US$19.00 per piece plus shipping


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930s-50s silk fabric 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 Description: This high-quality, 1930s-1950s meisen kimono silk is a lightweight fabric, slightly translucent; The Background color is light tan/beige color; designs are rather distinctive, of background leaves and stems in light gray, with the foreground being flowers and stems in a geometric sort of web or reticular pattern; Foreground colors are predominantly dark-fuschia to iron red flowers, and stems are in shades of black to brown to olive green and dark greens, some white within flowers;  all designs and lines are typically fuzzy-edged Meisen type; this is truly another example of what Japanese kimono designers did in early post-World War 2, 1950s Japan; has a definitely more modern(Western) feel to it; Motifs are same on both sides (Please see close-ups).

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.

$ 17.00

77161:1930s-50s Japanese Meisen Silk Fabric, AraiHari Modernistic, 57in.Piece