- A silk haori, in black with magnificent branch, hand applied textile art. Pure silk inside and out. Entirely hand tailored by a Japanese tailor. A fabulous piece.
- Fully lined
- Made and bought in Japan
- The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition. Some of my Japanese garments have large, white stitching (shitsuke) round the edges. The Japanese put these stitches in to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment
- Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently, therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only
Length (known as mitake) 78cm
Sleeve end to sleeve end 130cm
Shoulder to shoulder seam (known as yuki) 62cm
Sleeve depth 44cm
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 from the measurements given
Beautiful Branch Silk 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.