This beautiful vintage
woman’s haori features beautiful brocade peonies in metallic gold and silver thread. One white flower mon (crest) is on the center
back. Himo ties are not included.
Urushi silk is made with
lacquered threads woven into sections of the silk, creating a design resembling
embroidery. The silk lining is
absolutely stunning with cream-on-cream flower boxes as the base brocade topped
with a brightly painted design of flower bouquets in vases and carts.
Small spot of white
discoloration on back right sleeve. May
be cleanable – talk to an expert dry cleaner who specializes in vintage
clothes. This haori probably dates to
Sleeve hang length is
18.75”, haori is 52” wide from wrist to wrist, and is 32“ long from shoulder to
hem, width of the back is 23.5”, and usually fits American women size 2-12 –
can be worn open or closed.
Haori are short silk jackets worn over kimono. They are very attractive, comfortable, and easy to wear and are suitable with either dresses or pants. Styles range from casual to extremely elegant evening attire. Like kimono, they tend to vary little in size. They are worn open and the plackets DO NOT MEET at the center front. Some haori come with short braided ties (Himo) attached just inside the center front; these can be used or removed, as desired. Haori are all made with side gussets that can be let out by a competent seamstress if necessary. Women who require a size 14 or 16 might consider wearing men’s haori. Of course haori also make lovely display items as well, hung from a straight rod.
Colors may vary by monitor, we cannot guarantee color. Please remember that this item is old, and therefore there may be spots or discoloration or fading or the faint smell of the Japanese warehouse it came from. We make every effort to identify and note those problems, but there may be something we missed. We cannot accept returns, thank you for understanding.