7719:1930s-50s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 57 in.AraiHari, Floral, Ornate, Young Women

7719: 1930s Womens Kimono Silk, 57in.

Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1930s to 1950s Arai Hari Used Silk Fabric Piece

Classic Themes: Ornate Florals, Crests. Pinwheels, Lucky Mallet

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

Catalog# 7719:

US$20.00 per piece
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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 Type:  Thin, delicate lightweight silk, soft, translucent fabric; no-sheen, bright color designs;  print on one side but mostly visible on reverse; background fabric color is dark blue and interwoven throughout with the diagonal maze type design associated with temples traditionally in subtle background; There are many round fans (the kind sold at matsuri /festivals) as well as mon (family crests), In addition to many types of flowers, leaves bamboo leaves;the designs also  include Uchide no Kozuchi (Lucky Mallet) ;  (Please see close-ups).; THis fabric is from a kimono that traditionally was worn when going to a temple or a festival (matsuri); in the traditional way, this colorful and abundant floral design would be worn by a single young woman ( 19-20s). In modern times these 'rules' about who, when, and where to wear kimonos are often not held to as strictly in recent years of the early 21st century.

Colors used in motifs: dark and bright reds, dark green, light mustard-yellow, dark blue, pink, green, gray, white, black, purple, and rusty-orange; overall a bright & bold presentation; soft to the touch and slight drape;

Suitable for making scarf or accessories.

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.

$ 20.00

7719:1930s-50s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, 57 in.AraiHari, Floral, Ornate, Young Women