Haori I4615- kimono jacket hand-stitched by kimono makers in Japan Previously worn but exterior and interior are in good condition. This garment is a few decades older than my others so has a tiny bit of discoloration to it. The deep purple color is dramatic.
Silk jacket with a flat weave and smooth hand. The fabric mimics a dye method called kasuri but the floral patterns are printed on. A little fabric paint is used to add depth to the patterns.
The body is long and narrow.
The purple dyed areas on the exterior have small places where the dye has not saturated the cloth, creating tiny white dots on the surface (photos 5-9). They don't distract much from the overall appearance. The very bottom of the back of the left sleeve has a tiny, tiny hole and a few smudges. The back left panel has a gold smudged area.
Lined in a nice red silk jacquard with a few tiny snags.
Features the traditional hanging sleeve of a kimono. These drop down 24.5".
Measures 47.5" from sleeve tip to tip. Length is 36" from back of neck and 38" including collar. Chest area is 48". Haori jackets do not wrap, are worn open. Hip area across the back is 24". Fits near size 8-10-12. This comes to my knees and I'm 5'3".