Antique Japanese Kimono Silk Haori Bamboo Painting

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Antique Japanese Kimono Silk Haori Bamboo Painting

Here is an exquisite vintage Japanese silk haori with a shiny rinzu bamboo pattern on a black ground. This soft lightweight silk textile art piece displays the shiny woven bamboo design reflected behind the large hand-painted bamboo stalks and leaves (pastel yellow, pink and blue) with surihaku—gold painted accents. Bamboo is a very auspicious symbol in Japan representing strength, resilience and flexibility. The lining shows multi-colored geometric designs dyed in cream, yellow, blue and orange.

Haori is a three-quarter length coat or jacket worn over kimono (both women’s and men’s). In the center of the back is one white hand-stitched family crest (mon) with a mandarin orange motif. Having one-five family crests on a Japanese garment meant that it was not worn every day, but only on special formal or semi-formal occasions. Haori often has a unique inner lining. Today some people like to wear them as jackets; even inside-out. This vintage silk kimono jacket is not designed to overlap or close in the center, if worn. If desired, you could add your own closure. Others use them as beautiful textile wall art. Such superior textile artwork would add a lovely touch to home décor.

Age: Taisho Period (1912-1926).

Condition: Excellent outside and inside; no holes or spots.

Size: 48” across the top; 36” top to bottom. Sleeve: W-12”, L-21”.

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