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"Mums Afloat" Japanique Tunic Vest
Japanique tunic vest made from a vintage japanese haori kimono jacket


 
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Our Price: $49.00
Material: Silk
Length (inches): 30"
Width (inches): 23.5" Shoulder to Shoulder
Body (inches): 42" Waist, 44" Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 0320VEST11


Add A Himo Pair?:
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Description
 
This Japanique vest - modified from a traditional Japanese vintage haori kimono jacket - is a real beauty. A soft pink silk jacquard is the background, with a design that includes treasure carts and florals. On top of that are two designs of mums - one is the traditional "straight on" perspective and the other is a side view that also seems to resemble a bird in flight. These florals seem to have been applied with a stencil, though the coloring and "screen" effect is quite unusual.

This Japanique Tunic Vest brings the styling of a kimono jacket into contemporary fashion! We simply removed the sleeves of a traditional haori (kimono jacket) and stitched the edging closed. The deep armholes allow for great ease of movement and the extra fabric at the shoulder creates almost a cap sleeve. It's a simple, versatile vest to throw on over jeans or to add pattern and style to solid colors underneath.

Like the haori it started as, the tunic vest is not meant to cross over but should be worn open to reveal a bit of what is worn underneath.


We do offer the traditional woven ties - called haori himo that can be hooked into the little fabric loops that you'll find on at the mid-front of the vest. They are sold separately (Add A Himo Pair ($5) option above). We'll select one that goes with this tunic vest. (If you'd like to choose your own, we have several FANCY ONES LISTED HERE.)

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