7735: 1930s-50s Japanese Silk Kimono Lightweight Fabric 56inches

7735:1930s Japan Meisen Silk, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1930s-1950s Arai Hari Used Silk Kimono Piece

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 56 inches / 142.24 cm

Catalog# 7735:

US$16.00 per piece plus shipping


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930s-1950s 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 delicate 1930s-1950s silk is lightweight, with a gauze-like quality, translucent kimono fabric with a background color of alternating burgundy-red and dark tan in horizontal bands that are 9-9.5 inches /22.86-24.13cm deep; Each band is pretty much filled with large diamond-shaped floral medallions, a common theme for meisen of this period; other colors: dark browns, grays; Same of both sides; Note the intentionally fuzzy edges to figures and lines; Most likely this was for making a summer garment due to its sheer nature.

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 age, with a few small pinholes from the Arai-Hari process.

$ 16.00

7735: 1930s-50s Japanese Silk Kimono Lightweight Fabric 56inches