7493-2: 1970s Japanese Vintage Kimono Silk Fabric,AraiHari,40in.Piece

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Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1970s Kimono Silk Fabric Piece 

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 40 inches / 101.6 cm

Catalog# 7493-2:

US$15.00 per piece
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Fabric History/Provenance: 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 lightweight silk is derived from a woman's kimono; this is multi-colored background silk: blue-gray to dark-blue, but the front is full of colorful designs of obtusely shaped lined areas in patchwork arrangement-- each area a different design; Motif is overwhelmingly floral, but, also, each obtuse area has many geometric grids comprised of geometric shapes, medallions, (mon)crests, or flowers; All elements - whether of the flowers or the figures - are no larger than 1.25 inches/31.75mm in size, many smaller than that; Within each obtuse area are different other flowers and honeycomb grid arrangements; also abundant flowers of different types; colors used for designs: light to dark blues, colonial blues,burgundy and green; lines defining borders of the obtuse areas are very fine white; Designs on one side but saturated dye work shown on reverse; slight drape and sheen.

Recommended for making scarf/accessories.

Colors: Please use our text descriptions to complement your sense of the colors, as color and contrast differ on different devices.


$ 15.00

7493-2: 1970s Japanese Vintage Kimono Silk Fabric,AraiHari,40in.Piece