Vintage silk haori with woven sayagata and urushi yabane
A beautiful vintage unlined silk haori jacket. This has a woven sayagata pattern with an additional woven urushi yabane pattern. Urushi is lacquered thread, and yabane is arrow feather design. In addition it has one mon (crest) on the back.
It is in excellent condition for the age, and is in wearable state.
It measures 125 cm from sleeve end to sleeve end, 60 cm from shoulder seam to shoulder seam, the length is 82 cm, and the sleeve drop is 44 cm.
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.