Short name: flying manji shibori haori
Size: A (neck to hem) = 90 cm , B (neck to sleeve end) = 61.5 cm , C (sleeve drop) = 60 cm
Pattern/Technique: shibori hand tie dye and woven sayagata/mon kinsha flowers
flying manji shibori tie dyed haori with woven sayagata and flower mon kinsha chirimen silk fabric. Double swazi fun! great condition, lovely deep rich purple color ..
• 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.
• 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.
• Manji: Also called mangi and saaya, buddhist cross that stands for good fortune, luck and well being, a symbol of plurality, eternity, abundance, prosperity and long life. It also signifes Buddha’s footprints and the Buddha’s heart. The manji is said to contain the whole mind of the Buddha and can often be found imprinted on the chest, feet or palms of Buddha images. It is also the first of the 65 auspicious symbols on the footprint of the Buddha. It is often used to mark the beginning of Buddhist texts.