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"Painted Mums" Woman's Vintage Haori
womans haori kimono jacket shibori

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Delicately Drawn
Our Price: $75.00
Sale Price: $60.00
Material: Silk
Length: 29"
Width: 49" Wrist to Wrist
Body: 44" Waist, 46" Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0220WH13

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60" Wooden Display Rod - $44 - Brown (US addresses only) [Add $44.00]
60" Wooden Display Rod - $44 - Natural (US addresses only) [Add $44.00]
60" Wooden Display Rod - $49 - Black (US addresses only) [Add $49.00]
60" Wooden Display Rod - $49 - Red (US addresses only) [Add $49.00]

Add A Himo Pair?:
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Yes - Please Pick a Pair That Goes Well (add $5) [Add $5.00]

This vintage (from the 1970s or 80s) Japanese kimono jacket (called a haori) is an artistic combination of a brightly hand-painted floral and painstaking shibori dye work. A very subtle pink on pink shibori pattern is the background and provides a puckered texture of the jacket. But the shibori work was loosely done (so less pucker!) behind the areas that were later painted with brightly colored spider mums (incurve variety). The slender border lines of the petals reflect the slow, steady, experienced hand of the artist.

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.

All of the stitching is hidden (since it was hand-sewn) so technically these haori jackets are reversible. Sometimes the lining is as pretty as the outer jacket!

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.

We do offer haori himo - the little woven ties that are hooked to the little fabric loops that you'll find on at the mid-front of the haori - but they are sold separately. We'll select one that goes with this haori if you pick the Add A Himo Pair ($5) option above. To choose a pair of our fancier himo, CLICK HERE.
Shibori Technique

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