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"Steel Blue" Japanique Tunic Vest
Japanique tunic vest made from a vintage japanese haori kimono jacket


 
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Our Price: $49.00
Material: Silk
Length: 28"
Width: 24" Shoulder to Shoulder
Body: 44" Waist, 45" Hips
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 0919VEST18


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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) and stitched the edging closed. 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 sweet, soft blue color - like the ocean on a cloudy day - though it might look darker in some of the photos. An overall kaneko shibori pattern with several floating florals on the back and front left side. There are a couple of abstract elements done with shibori that we can't quite identify. See video below for how the shibori technique 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 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 Technique

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