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"Just Ducky" Woman's Neneko Jacket



 
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Ikat Donald Duck
Our Price: $299.00
Material: Silk
Length: 34"
Width: 54" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 60" Hips
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0617WHG4


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"Just Ducky" Woman's Neneko Jacket

Neneko are usually longer (to the knee), cross-over jackets with a black satin collar, and they are very large, even by Western measurements. The size is deliberate, to accommodate a mother carrying a child on her back, beneath the jacket. The origin of the neneko is as a blanket: nene refers to nemu, the Japanese word for sleep, and the neneko kept the child warmly nestled when mother needed to go into town.

This is a fantastic, quite collectible vintage silk jacket done that features Donald Duck in several scenes - along with a violin, a ship, a house, and several other elements.

Aside from the design, what makes this jacket fantastic is that it was created with the ikat techinque. Ikat (also called kasuri) is a centuries-old method of weaving where the threads are dyed before being woven, so that the design appears on the loom. Ikat is a very labor-intensive textile art form, still very much revered in Japan and elsewhere. See the amazing process in the video below.

Very good vintage condition - small, light blemishes on front sleeve and near collar that do not detract from the value.
Ikat Technique

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