Blue-Black Crispy Rustic Hemp? Vintage Kimono Bast from Japan By the Yard #261

  • $14.00

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Coarse yet thin and light, with lots of body and crispness, rustic handwoven texture and variance in fiber widths, in deep blue and black. We are thinking hemp, ramie or some other bast fiber; maybe a combination of natural fibers. It doesn't seem at all like silk, cotton or wool - it's more papery and crisp. Crinoline, horsehair and buckram also come to mind. It forms a very sharp crease and is not soft. It's lightweight, a bit sheer, probably designed for summer kimono. 14" wide and sold by the full yard; we'll cut yours in one piece from the never used, perfect condition, vintage bolt. Japan. 

Soon we'll wash a swatch - stay tuned :)

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