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Japanese Vintage Textile Meisen Haori Matsukawa-bishi

Japanese Vintage Textile Meisen Haori Matsukawa-bishi

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1940: Item # 1266144

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Meisen haori with traditional geometric pattern called "matsukawa-bishi" which is weft kasuri. Meisen is a plain weave silk cloth whose patterns are checks, stripes, weft kasuri, warp kasuri and double kasuri. The word kasuri means ikat. Meisen is woven of second grade silk threads so that it was worn as a daily kimono. They have bold and modern designs comparing with formal kimonos. It has lining which is plain weave silk with beautiful katazome (stencil-dyeing) flower pattern. In excellent condition. 1930s 124cm x 89cm