This listing is for a vintage Japanese haori kimono jacket that has been embellished with a painted dragonfly motif by Taylor Faidley (see her bio below).
The base color is a sage green with a woven band pattern with some puckered bands here and there to provide texture. The color was very hard to capture consistently - it has a slightly sage, slightly seafoam cast to it.
Taylor has painted a large red sun on the back with bamboo stalks crossing in the foreground and seemingly wrapping around the hem to also appear on the front right side.
Taylor Faidley is an up-and-coming young artist based in rural Pennsylvania. What might have started with crayon drawings covering the refrigerator soon became a calling that spans dozens of media. "I've pursued art for as long as I can remember. As a child I loved drawing pictures of my family. Now I work with a wide variety of materials: silk painting, acrylics, pencil drawing, digital design, felting, 3D art pieces - and now I'm painting on vintage kimono! I've always loved Japan and any kind of animation. I draw inspiration from anime and hope to be an animator myself one day. Drawing characters is my passion, but koi and cherry blossoms are never far behind. My designs are always made with care and the hope that someone will enjoy them just as much as I do.
" Taylor accepts request for custom work - email a detailed request to us
to get a quote.