- An antique, entirely shibori work haori, with kiku (chrysanthemum) and asanoha design.
Very long, as was fashionable when this was made around 1910/1920. A rare find.
- Shibori is an intricate tie-dye method of making a pattern on fabric. Shibori garments are exceedingly expensive. Shibori is greatly prized by the Japanese, who are aware of how painstaking it is to create
- Made and bought in Japan
- In Japan, haori are not normally worn with a sash or belt, they are worn loosely, on top of a kimono and obi, but they also look great with a belt and with western world clothing
Sleeve end to sleeve end 128cm
Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 63cm
Weight approx. 0.45 kilo
Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Because of this (and only really knowing my own size anyway) I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge fit from the measurements given.Measure from centre back of neck, along shoulder and down the arm to the wrist, then double that and compare it with the sleeve end measurement to judge sleeve length. You can get a rough idea of the length and size, as most haori are roughly the same size, from the photos further down this page, below this haori’s photos, where you can see some modelled by a UK size 10 woman who is 155cm (5’ 1”) tall and about 125 cm from wrist to wrist.
Haori kimono jacket Awashe (lined) Silk inside and out
Fabulous Long Shibori Haori
Japanese haori; a long kimono jacket, with swinging kimono sleeves. Traditionally worn loose over kimono and obi, fastened with a front tie (haori himo) on centre front edge, but also lovely worn with contemporary clothing, such as jeans, skirts and dresses, either worn loose or cinched in with a belt or sash. So beautifully made, with hidden raw edges, that they can even be worn inside out, with the often beautifully decorative upper lining on show.
Haori are loose, long, boxy jackets, and flexible in size. They also tend to vary very little in size from one to another. Many older ones are especially long and could even be worn as wrap dresses.
Much more haori infornation can be found in the Kimono Information section of the website (page 13, "Haori Kimono Jackets - Japan's Secret Treasure"). Worth a read prior to purchase.