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"Tale of Genji" Woman's Vintage Japanese Haori



 
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Murasaki Shikibu
Our Price: $149.00
Material: Silk
Length: 32"
Width: 52" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 46" Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0617WHG12


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"Tale of Genji" Woman's Vintage Japanese Haori

This is a vintage Japanese haori kimono jacket for women. Haori do not cross over or tie with a sash, like a kimono does - they are meant to be worn open to reveal a bit of what is worn beneath.

The imagery is hand-embroidered with elements taken from the famous novel "The Tale of Genji": a kimono-clad woman that might represent Mursaki Shikibu, (the author) and a court official who could be Genji. There's also an imperial treasure cart, suggesting the imperial household.

A tomato-red color, a medium weight, flouncy silk, with basting on the sleeves which suggests the jacket was never worn.
Japanese Embroidery Technique

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