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"Watercolor Figures" Vintage Haori
vintage japanese haori kimono jacket

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Our Price: $129.00
Material: silk
Length: 30"
Width: 50"
Body: 42"
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 0721WH3

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This listing is for a vintage kimono jacket (haori) that comes from my personal collection. I've been collecting for over 25 years, and it's time to let go of some of the beauties I've held onto.

This haori is more contemporary than vintage, I think, but the handwork is amazing. Hundreds of little figures seemingly painted in watercolor - a repeat of about a dozen different people who seem to be merchants, villagers going about their everyday tasks, and travelers passing through. Their clothing suggests the Edo Period or earlier, when townspeople work loose-fitting garments, though these colors are more vibrant and varied than the darker indigos and browns that were more like the case back then.

Haori do not cross over in the front or tie with a sash like a kimono does - they are meant to be worn open to reveal a glimpse of what is worn beneath. This haori, like most haori made prior to the 1950s, as sewn by hand with hidden stitches so that, technically, it's reversible.

Haori himo - the little woven ties that are hooked into the little fabric loops you'll find at the mid-front of the haori - can be added if you like. They're sold separately and for $5 we will choose a set that goes well with your haori. If you want to choose your own, we offer fancy ones in our shop - click here to see the current selection.

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