Friday, September 1, 2017


A work on a Japanese Michiyuki  jacket from early Showa period :
1930s / 1940s
Piece unique

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silk burgundy with white shibori ( tie and dye ) white motifs for this Michiyuki jacket , with typical style of pattern from the thirties on the lining side .
This lining silk is so beautiful , that I decided to turn it inside out , to wear it that way.

Due to its old age , I noticed some small traces on the silk printed .
I decided to cover them with leaves motifs , painted with acrylic painting.

The original shape of the jacket is transformed by a vintage Indian fabric embroidered .
I painted all the embroidery , who was gold , with 3 green shades and turquoise colors.

Up-cycled organza silk , Ikat pattern , from India , was used , pleated , to ornate the bottom and the kimono sleeves .

All these additional fabrics are hand-sewn .

2 ribbons in the front to close the jacket .

Measurements :
Sleeve to Sleeve , approx : 62 inch / 158 cm
Sleeves height : 17.5 inch / 44 cm
Length back : 42 inch / 107 cm
Length Middle Front : 34 inch / 86 cm
Width : 46 inch / 117 cm

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 ;)

Paintings on the sleeves.

Paintings on the back :

On the burgundy silk I embroider dots in colorful wool .

Price 890 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:

Work In Progress :

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 vintage Japanese jackets , 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