7332: 1980s-90s Japanese Deadstock Vintage Kimono Silk Fabric,37in. Piece

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1980's Kimono  Silk Fabric Piece

Width: 14.25 inches / 36.2 cm
Length: 37 inches / 93.98 cm

Catalog# 7332:

US$10.00 per piece


Fabric History/Pedigree: 1980s-90s silk fabric pieces received from a 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 is a  thinner, softer, lightweight printed silk originally for use in making a kimono; the fabric is peach-pink background but completely filled with flowers on curving lines (vines?) running vertically(lengthwise); The lines and flowers are rendered in black and white; some flowers have tiny red corona accents; These motifs are atypical -- especially the flowers,  and to our eye could easily be seen as not Japanese at all; please see cultural note below;  designs on one side only; good soft drape.

To our eye, this is a good example of the shift in kimono fabric designs beginning in the 1960s, but more so in late 1980s-1990s Japan; in that, while the specific designs are all traditional ( flowers), the overall look of the fabric is decidedly modern/Western in our opinion.

About Pictures:  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 scarves/accessories.

$ 10.00

7332: 1980s-90s Japanese Deadstock Vintage Kimono Silk Fabric,37in. Piece