Vintage Japanese hand stitched shibori silk haori kimono jacket in green and yellow kanako shibori. Butterflies, bamboo and family crests. This is colourful yet elegant, subtle and bold. This jacket seems to encapsulate the essence of spring, rebirth and life.
Kanoko shibori is what is commonly thought of in the West as tie-dye. It involves binding certain sections of the cloth using thread - traditionally a type of untwisted thread known as shike-ito - to achieve the desired pattern. The pattern achieved depends on how tightly the cloth is bound and where the cloth is bound. If random sections of the cloth are bound, the result will be a pattern of random circles. If the cloth is first folded then bound, the resulting circles will be in a pattern depending on the fold used. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibori)
mid line to tip of sleeve (dashi) : 67 cm
Sleeve length (depth) : 53 cm
sleeve tip to sleeve tip( 134 cm)
Length : 80 cm
Materials : Silk
In vintage excellent condition.
Great for wearing with jeans or a skirt.
These photographs were taken outside, so colour may be darker than pictured and the dappling is due to shadows. Colour will also vary depending on your monitor settings and mine. I try to be as accurate as I digitally can, please ask any questions prior to purchase.
Please be aware that these are Vintage kimono that may have minor blemishes or flaws. I try to list any obvious marks, damage or flaws.
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All items are described to the best of my ability there may be small or minor flaws which I have overlooked but I try to be as accurate as possible in my listing.
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