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Womanâs Japanese Haori Silk Jacket (Swirling Dragon)

Woman’s Japanese Haori Silk Jacket (Swirling Dragon)

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1970: Item # 1111478

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We are very proud to offer a vintage Japanese short silk jacket. The silk is “textured” & I think they call this chenille. This particular jacket is very dramatic & very colorful. There is a ferocious, swirling, 3-toed dragon claiming a flaming pearl among clouds. The hem has a “cintemani” or cloud design. It consists of three over-lapping circles, & stripes are supposed to represent “tiger-stripes”. The motifs on this beautiful coat are fierce, to ward off evil, & to intimidate. The soft vibrant pink lining is just beautiful & softens outside fierceness. The Haori is the jacket style of the Kimono. It was originally worn only by men, & its original purpose was to protect a Kimono, over which it was worn. In the Meiji, it became outer-wear all by itself for men, because it was comfortable. It was during the Taisho period ( 1912-1926) that women were allowed to wear Haori jackets. They became all the rage. Also, there is a tale that explains their popularity after the 1923 earthquake in Japan. Women & men were hindered to escape thieves after earthquake, as they could not run fast with a long kimono around their ankles. This Jacket is really old (1960?) but it is in really good condition without any holes, tears, or moth-holes. There are tiny dirt marks on bottoms of sleeves, & a tiny mark on edge of collar. None are noticeable. This jacket will fit size small to medium. I now wear size large & it is too tight for me. This Haori is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. It can still be worn or hung for display in a case. I have owned it 40 years & it was packed up. That’s why it is not damaged! I had to search to find it! Paypal only. I ship UPS only.