Antique long haori w/ woven sayagata in blue and red silk
A very pretty extra long haori jacket. A beautiful blue and red woven silk material with a sayagata pattern. In excellent condition for the age (see photos for details).
The fabric is reversible, if you are looking for something to deconstruct and turn into other garments or projects.
It measures 126 cm long, 63 cm from sleeve edge to centre of the back and the sleeve drop is 44 cm.
• Haori: A kimono shaped jacket, designed to be worn on top of a kimono. Originally worn by men only; women were allowed to wear them after the Meiji era and women’s ones became all the rage in Taisho era (1912-1926). Haori are versatile garments, as they translate well into western-world outfits too, looking good when worn either dressed up for the evening or dressed down with jeans
• Sayagata: the manji is often found as part of a repeating pattern. One common pattern, called sayagata in Japanese, is made of of interlocking manji, left- and right-facing manji joined by lines. As the negative space between the lines has a distinctive shape, the sayagata pattern is sometimes called the “key fret” motif in English.