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"Black Sheer" Vintage Summer Haori
"Black Sheer" Vintage Summer Haori


 
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Our Price: $35.00
Sale Price: $19.00
Material: synthetic
Length: 28"
Width: 50"
Body: 42"
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0722WH4
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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. 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.

This summer haori is black and unpatterned other than the wonderful wavy pattern created when the fabric moves against a lighter-colored underlayer. This offers a "visual" cooling, almost like seeing a breeze pass along the top of a lake.

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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