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"Shibori Shebang!" Japanique Jacket
"Shibori Shebang!" Japanique Jacket

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Three shibori techniques
Our Price: $99.00
Material: Silk
Length: 29"
Width: 50" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 48" Waist/Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

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Product Code: 0717JBJ8


"Shibori Shebang!" Japanique Jacket

Fantastic colors and a bold, blocky patterning that offers layers of design!

There's the white leaves against the jet black blocks done with two different shibori techniques. And then the large, wavy orange and black angled checkerboard that was done with another shibori technique. And don't miss the overlapping circle jacquard that creates a narrow-petal floral in the orange blocks.

Shibori is "Japanese tie-dye", where an artisan stitches along a stenciled image on the fabric, pulling the threads tightly to create a resist. The fabric is then dyed and when the threads are released, the pattern is revealed. There are dozens of shibori techniques, with the most common these days called kaneko (referring to the spots on a fawn), where an often elaborate pattern is created by hundreds of tiny dots. Kyoto is famous for this kaneko style. Watch the video below to learn more.

Don't miss the secret pocket, it's hidden in the right front panel seam!
Each Japanique Jacket starts with a vintage michiyuki, which is a narrow jacket with snap closures that was meant to be worn on top of a kimono. Most vintage michiyuki won't fit larger frames, so we modified the traditional garment slightly (removed the snaps, tacked the panels back to create lapels) to create a roomier, open, flowing jacket that can fit sizes 12-18 or possibly larger. These are all one-of-a-kind jackets, so sizing will vary slightly. See video below on the various types of kimono jackets.

Kimono Jackets
Shibori Technique Demo

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