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"Beachside Bamboo" Japanique Tunic Vest
"Beachside Bamboo" Japanique Tunic Vest


 
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Our Price: $49.00
Length: 29"
Body: 45"

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0621VEST5
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Description
 
This Japanique Tunic Vest converts a vintage Japanese kimono jacket into contemporary fashion! We simply removed the sleeves of a traditional haori (kimono jacket) voila - instant easy-to-wear accent vest. 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.

This vest is a delight to wear - a soft, lightweight silk that's perfect for summer nights. The background color is a teal green at the hem, becoming lighter to almost white near the shoulders. The jacquard pattern is like tiny puzzle pieces - abstract shapes. On the back and front left panel you'll see the bamboo motif created with the shibori technique. (See the video below on how this is done.)

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 hidden under the collar piece at the mid-front of the vest. To add it to your purchase, click "Add A Himo Pair" option above and we'll select one that goes with this tunic vest. (If you'd like to choose your own, we have several more fancy himo. Click here to see the current haori himo listings.)
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