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"Edo Find" Man's Haori
Vintage Japanese Man's Haori Kimono Jacket


 
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Katazome Stencil
Our Price: $75.00
Material: Silk
Length (inches): 37"
Width (inches): 49"
Body (inches): 42"
Condition: Very good vintage

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Product Code: 0520MH9
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Description
 
This is a vintage kimono jacket, called a haori, and we think it was made for a man, even though there are openings underneath the arm which usually is the sign of a woman's haori. Still, the coloring and lining are more typical of a man's haori.

The lining is a conservative banded silk in deep brown with gold and white band accents. It's the outer jacket that seems significant.

The outer silk is a dark gray with a pattern of small rounded shapes over the entire jacket. We think the design was made with a katagami stencil (see video for more on those), and we know that the scale and type of design was more common in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Of course we cannot date the haori to any degree of certainty, but we can say that, based on our experience, this haori is more antique than vintage.

Of special note are two things: the light green fabric on the sleeve lining that reinforces the shoulders and the single crest at the back of the neck - hand-embroidered with tiny, tiny stitches, in a color that almost blends in with the silk behind it.

There are several areas of fading or discoloration from age (see photo) but we believe they do not detract from the desirability of this haori for collectors.

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!

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