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Urushi Floral Black Haori
  • A black silk haori, with glinting metallic urushi fuji and other flowers and a mon at centre back. (Urushi is traditional Japanese lacquer coating silk thread, fuji is wisteria and a mon is a crest). The pattern is a bit less bright than in the photos, where it caught the light of the camera flash
  • A traditional, hand tailored garment
  • Awase (fully lined)
  • 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; see examples shown on the home page.
  • May have shitsuke-ito stitching around the edge; shitsuke-ito is loose, temporary stitching that the Japanese put in to keep edges neat during storage, it just gets pulled out before wearing. These are often a sign that the garment has never been used
  • Type: A Japanese haori, a long jacket, with swinging sleeves, traditionally worn over a Japanese kimono but also great worn with contemporary clthing. Especially nice when worn belted, with casual trousers or a smart skirt
  • Made in Japan
  • These Japanese garments should be hung out to air 4 times per year, if not worn frequently, just as the Japanese do. Hang your garment to air when you receive it too, as it will have been stored for a while


Condition:
Excellent

Measurements:

Sleeve end to sleeve end 130cm
Shoulder to shoulder seam  52 cm
Length (known as mitake) 78.5 cm

 

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wh265 / 01/09

Urushi Floral Black Haori

SKU: wh265
£68.00 Regular Price
£51.00Sale Price
  • 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.

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