Antique silk haori w/ shibori flowers in purple and blue
A gorgeous antique long haori jacket in stunning purple and blue silk. This shibori dyed jacket has a beautiful big dynamic flower pattern with sinuous, sweeping lines.
It is in very good condition w/ minor marks pointed out in the photos, barely visible and completely wearable.
It measures 125 cm from sleeve edge to sleeve edge, it is a whopping 95 cm long, and the sleeve drop is a magnificent 65 cm long. The back shoulders measure 57 cm wide. This is a very long haori jacket. The colours are truly vibrant.
• 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
• Shiborizome: More often known as just shibori. An intricate tie-dye method of making a pattern on fabric. Tiny sections of the fabric are tied or gathered and stitched before it is dyed. The bound area does not absorb the dye, so, when the thread is removed, it leaves a pattern of white dots. A completely shibori kimono can take an entire year to produce. Shibori is greatly prized by the Japanese, who are aware of how painstaking it is to create. Shibori has been made around the 4th century B.C.
This is a very labour intensive dying technique and has a characteristic slightly bumpy texture from the process.