Friday, August 18, 2017

TROPICAL HARLEQUIN


TROPICAL HARLEQUIN
A work on a Japanese Haori jacket from early Showa period :
1930s / early 1940s

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A magnificent Haori , in turquoise blue / purple / black / white colors.
Thick silk woven tiny floral pattern , Shibori ( tie & dye ) white motif.

I changed the shape of this Haori , making by hand-sewn pleats on the front.


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 .


I embroider the 2 stripes with vintage glass rosary beads , from France , dated 1930s.
Pale blue and green turquoise colors.


Finished on each side by long beaded pendants , with a mix of vintage wood rosary beads ( black & deep purple blue ) from 1930s/40s , lampwork glass beads from India , and the same beads used on the stripes . 

You can open or close easily the stripes , with 2 magnetic fasteners .


MEASUREMENTS :
Sleeve to Sleeve : 48.8 inch / 124cm
Sleeves height : 16 inch / 40 cm
Length : 37.5 inch / 95 cm
Length Middle Front : 30.7 inch / 78 cm
Width : 47 inch / 119 cm + 4 inch / 10 cm stripe closed

Suitable for sizes S and M .
For informations , I am a "petite size" ( 5'2" // 1m59 ) , wearing a small FR 36 // US petite size S / 4 .
On the photos , I cheated , to be taller , I wear shoes with 5.2 inch / 13 cm heels ;)


The silk lining , is amazing .
The pattern reminds me Harlequin. 


As you can see on these photos , I also transformed the neckline , which is now pleated.
All these transformations are hand-sewn .


Price 490 USD + worldwide shipping registered 35 USD 
Installment payments / layaway are possible , don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you: jevdajevda@gmail.com


Instruction to use : Dry cleaning only


NFORMATIONS :
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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