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"Four Square" Meisen Yardage
"Four Square"  Meisen Yardage


 
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Our Price: $15.00
Condition: Excellent

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This listing is for one yard of vintage ikat meisen silk Japanese kimono fabric.

A plum-wine-maroon background with a pattern of paired elements that repeat five times over the one yard length. One element is a square divided into a grid of four squares in yellow, black, red, and turquoise Next to that is an abstract four-petal floral outlined in gold.

This silk fabric is known as meisen - a form of stencil and ikat weaving that was very popular in the 1920s and 30s. To learn how meisen is made, watch the video below from the Chichibu Meisen Museum near Tokyo.

Note that this yardage comes from deconstructed vintage Japanese kimono, so the width is just over 14". Some of the original seam stitching threads may remain and can be easily picked from the original seamlines. The pattern is the same on the front and back.
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Meisen Museum in Chichibu, Japan

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