Vintage silk haori with printed bold sayagata
A beautiful vintage haori jacket in printed silk, with a big bold colourful sayagata pattern in ochre yellow, green, brown and red.
This great piece is a bright and lovely jacket that can dress up any outfit, either traditional kimono or modern Western.
It is in very good condition for the age, and is in wearable state.
It measures 134 cm from sleeve end to sleeve end, 67 cm from shoulder seam to shoulder seam, the length is 78 cm, and the sleeve drop is 47 cm. This is a larger haori than normal re shoulder and sleeve to sleeve width.
Please measure yourself from shoulder (where your arm seam begins on a shirt) down your arm – your kimono or jacket sleeve should reach from halfway to 3/4 the way to your wrist.
• 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. Women’s ones became all the rage in Taisho era (1912-1926). Haori are versatile garments, as they translate well into western-world outfits. They look good when worn either dressed up for the evening or dressed down with jeans
• Sayagata: the swastika is often found as part of a repeating pattern. One common pattern, called sayagata in Japanese, is made of of interlocking manji/swastikas, left- and right-facing swastikas joined by lines. The negative space between the lines has a distinctive shape. The sayagata pattern is sometimes called the “key fret” motif in English.