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"Something Special" Woman's Haori
"Something Special" Woman's Haori


 
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Katagami and Shibori
Our Price: $125.00
Material: Silk
Length: 30"
Width: 51" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 45" Waist, 46" Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0518WH5


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"Something Special" Woman's Haori

This is an unusual haori. If only you could feel the light, soft silk...which is fabulous but isn't even its best feature.

There is a soft shibori pucker throughout, even over the festive Easter-color floral that was painted or stenciled (katagami?) on the white silk, except where the fabric was dyed in a red cloud pattern filled with the small kaneko shibori dots.

To be honest, we're not quite sure how they did it. See videos below for more information on each of these techniques.

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.

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.

Shibori Technique

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