Saturday, November 19, 2016

THE BLUE DRAGON


THE BLUE DRAGON
Piece Unique
Long silk Jacket


This coat was , before I transform it , a traditional Japanese Haori jacket for man , from 1940s/50s.


Originally , this side with the blue dragons and the greens stripe was the lining ( silk ).
Haori seams are blind stitched , it is possible to turn the inside to outside 


The Haori is a jacket which is worn over the kimono by men and women to go outside.
Men Haori are very neutral , sobers, grey or black , brown , indigo , when many Hoari for women are bright , colorful with exuberant patterns.
But inside these neutral appearances , the decorative linings indicate the interests of the men who wear them : if they love poetry , theater , painting , history , country , where they are born , etc...


Honestly , I have to say I don't know , because I don't find , the signification of this battle between the  Blue Dragon and the Shishi Lion


The grey fabric is silk woven grey and black .
This silk is an Oshima-Tsumugi who is one of the most expensive brand.
Originally , this silk is very stiff . 
To break this stiffness , I washed by hand 4 times this Haori , to transform the silk in a supple fabric , and by this way , I changed its shape.


After this first step , I transformed the large Kimono sleeves in balloon sleeves .


I ornate it with embossed aluminium , traditional Turkmen / Afghan / Indian ornaments sewn on garments.


To close it , a thin vintage velvet ribbon.


Measurement :
Sleeve to Sleeve : 54.3 inch / 138cm 
Length : 37.4 inch / 95 cm
Width : 51.5 inch / 131 cm
Size M/L 


Washing instruction : Dry Clean.
To iron with steam.


Price 365 USD + worldwide registered shipping with tracking number 30 USD
Installment payments are possible , don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you: jevdajevda@gmail.com


INFORMATIONS :
Colors and Light may vary depending your screen.
Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries / colors , condition maybe apparent.
This should not be considered as imperfection and are the characteristic of vintage materials and craft method of dyeing


Thank you very much for your visit and interest in my work

Jenny Eve

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