Vintage, deep maroon burgundy chirimen kimono silk- 45 inches (114 cm)


This listing is for 1 yard and 9  inches (45 inches or 114 cm) of fabric. The fabric is a continuous piece with no cuts.

This silk fabric was sewn into a kimono and then taken apart for the kimono to be washed (araihari). This is the traditional way of washing a kimono. Therefore, this fabric has been used but it is still in excellent condition. I do not see any stains but I do see some "burnishing" on the silk where it has been rubbed or crushed a little so that the light reflects differently. One of these spots can be seen in photo 9. There are also some needle holes and light creasing. The needle holes are small and will not cause the silk to fray. This section of fabric also has two larger holes right on the selvage line. These holes were created when the "name tag" was placed on the fabric. These holes can be seen in the 3rd and 4th photos.

These silk fabrics are perfect for creating scarves, quilts or pillow cases. This fabric can also be used for apparel but please remember that kimono fabric is not as wide as other fabrics. Kinsha is also an excellent silk for use in tsumami kanzashi.

This silk is a gorgeous, deep burgundy maroon color (deep, red with purple hue). The last photo shows the colors most accurately. Crayola brand crayons were place in the photo for color comparison. Please note that the fabric can appear more or less purple hued depending on the reflection of the light. The color of the fabric matches the color of the Crayola brand "plum" crayon very closely.

The medium weight, kinsha crepe silk has a smooth but slight "pebbly" texture, slight sheen and wonderful drape. It also resists wrinkles.

Fabric specifics:

-1 yard and 9 inches (45 inches or 114 cm) in length

-14.25 inches (36.2cm) wide

- medium weight

-100% silk

-little to no stretch

-soft with a very fluid drape

-slight "pebbly" texture with subtle sheen

*I am always willing to provide more information or pictures regarding my fabrics or using/sewing these fabrics. Please do not hesitate to send me a convo if you have any questions.*

I believe that the pictures show a good representation of the fabric colors however, please remember that colors may look different on your monitor. This is a vintage item so there may be small blemishes or marks in addition to those noted in the description. This item has been stored for many years so there may be a slight storage smell although I do not notice one.



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