Monday, February 27, 2017


Piece Unique
A work on an early 1930s Japanese Haori jacket

It is difficult to give a specific date for the Japanese clothes . If you look on books or other information sources , the date ranges are rarely specific , but between 20 to 30 years for one dating. I have many documentations about them , I try to be the most exact I can in the dates .

The colors , the floral motif Chrysanthemum / Tree peony and Plum blossom , the exquisite quality and softness of the heavy crepe silk make that this Haori is dated at the beginning of the Showa period ( 1926 / early 1930 )
It is in very good condition for its age , just small dots on the bottom of one sleeve , as you can see on the photo below :

The Haori is a traditional Japanese jacket which is worn over the kimono , to go outside.
I changed the shape of this Haori , making by hand-sewn pleats on the front, a cocoon form .

To preserve the hoary "roots" , who are worn open or  eventually little closed  by an elegant knot with two silk cords ( himo ) ,to have the possibility to glimpse and to admire the kimono , I made 2 stripes with up-cycled Indian silk , printed "Liberty" flowers finished on each side by long beaded pendants 23 inch // 58 cm ( vintage rosary beads in black wood from 1940s , in glass pink from 1950s , Lampwork glass beads green apple and silver from India )
You can open or close easily the stripes , with a magnetic fastener .

You can wear it both sides . This side with the small pattern ( color deep purple / Aubergine ) is originally the outside of the Haori .
Haori seams are blind stitched, and many of them have amazing linings: the inside is covered by the half, or less, as well as the sleeves, with different motifs, colors, than the fabric used to make the jacket. This combination is very interesting, it is for this reason, when the lining is fantastic, I turn it inside out to wear it that way.

Sleeve to Sleeve : 48.8 inch / 124cm
Length : 32.2 inch / 82 cm
Length Middle Front : 29 inch / 74 cm
Width : 45 inch / 114 cm + 5 inch / 12,5 cm stripe closed

Price 290 USD + worldwide shipping registered 30 USD
Installment payments are possible , don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you:

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.
It can happen , on the Haori , to have a little smell of mothballs when you open the parcel, or when you iron it with steam, but it will disappear when aired.

Thank you for your visit and interest in my work .

Jenny Eve


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