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"Star Gazing" Vintage Summer Haori
"Star Gazing" Vintage Summer Haori


 
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Our Price: $35.00
Material: synthetic
Length: 29"
Width: 50"
Body: 43"
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0722WH2
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Description
 
This listing is for a summer, semi-sheer version of the traditional Japanese haori jacket, meant to be layered on top of a kimono.

This summer haori features a vertical stripe pattern in blue and black with a bit of silver sparkle in the weave that suggests a starlit night sky. The technique is a double weave - more black on top, blue underneath - such that the underside color creates the pattern and also comes through to the front side and creates a blue cast to the black.

The lightweight, open weave allows air to pass through the layers as a way to cool the wearer on Japan's warm summer days. These haori are nearly sheer so you can see the kimono (or bathing suit, or sleeveless summer dress) that you're wearing underneath.

Firm, woven polyester fabrics were popular for this style because the stiffer fabric keeps the jacket away from the underlayer, allowing more air to circulate. The stiffness can be softened with a gentle washing if desired.

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