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"Cozy Cotton" Man's Haori
Vintage Japanese Man's Haori Kimono Jacket

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Soft Dorozome
Our Price: $99.00
Material: Silk/Cotton
Length (inches): 39"
Width (inches): 52"
Body (inches): 46"
Condition: Very good vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 0520MH6

This is a vintage kimono jacket, called a haori, made for a man. We display these haori inside out to feature the lining when it is unique. Can you wear it inside out? Sure, why not. But certainly you would want to display it inside out as a decor piece.

This haori is special in at least two ways. Firstly, the inner lining is a soft cotton woven with the ikat technique, where the threads are dyed before being woven, which produces a "fuzzy" edge to the elements. See video below for how this is done in India. (We couldn't find a Japanese video as well-detailed as this one and the technique is quite similar in India.)

Secondly, the outer fabric is a cotton (or silk-cotton blend) created with a mud dye process called dorozome. Trace iron in the mud strengthens the threads and makes the fibers even more durable. After dying, the threads are woven into a small geometric pattern. See video below for more on this process. (There is a small blemish on the outer sleeve, see photo.)

All of the stitching is hidden, so these jackets can normally be displayed or worn (in the West, at least) either way. See the video below on how these traditional jackets are worn these days!
Ikat in India
Dorozome Mud Dyeing

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