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"Wine Shibori" Japanique Tunic Vest
"Wine Shibori" Japanique Tunic Vest

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Our Price: $49.00
Length: 28"
Body: 43"

Quantity in Stock:1
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 0621VEST9

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 features a pink shibori floral floating along a rich burgundy background. The silk is slightly textured with a nested diamond pattern. Note the little white shibori diamonds that appear at intersections of the jacquard grid. In the close up photo you can still see the tiny needle marks from the shibori binding process. See the video below on how shibori is done - it's fascinating.

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.)
Shibori Process

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