Vintage synthetic reversible asanoha fabric
Vintage synthetic reversible woven asanoha fabric, 4 panels measuring 38 cm by 100 cm, reclaimed from a raincoat skirt. This is in excellent condition, and is a really lovely fiery orange that colour changes beautifully. It would make any number of cool things, a skirt, a shirt, a pair of trousers, banners, wall hangings, curtains.. you name it!
There are 4 panels each measuring 38 cm by 100 cm.
There is a matching synthetic asanoha raincoat listed under the haori jacket section as well.
• Asanoha: The Asanoha pattern is one of the most popular traditional patterns often seen on Japanese kimono. Asanoha means: Asa = hemp: no = of: ha = leaf. The regular geometric pattern, though abstract, represents overlapping hemp leaves. Asanoha can be combined with other seasonal motifs including ume and kikko, or feature as the primary element of the design. In ancient Japan, hemp, along with ramie, linden, elm, wisteria and mulberry, were used for making clothing, fibers and paper.
The wives of merchants would wear it, to bring good fortune to the wearer. Because hemp was known for its rapid growth, the pattern was often used for clothes of newborn children.
“…parents hoped that infants wearing it would develop with the vigor and toughness of the hemp plant.” The Book of Japanese Design, Kyusaburo Kaiyama.