Aiko – purple silk Shibori Haori
Vintage purple Haori from Japan made of silk is hand-sewn and made in the Shibori technique, with beautiful large flowers on the back and sleeves. This Haori (kimono jacket) is in very good condition, appears unworn. It dates from around the 1970s. Aiko is a Japanese girl’s name and means ‘little loved one’.
The beautiful refined pattern of this silk Haori is made in the Shibori technique, a Japanese manual tie-dye technique which originated in the 8th century. Japanese Shibori artists use threads to meticulously tie many small dots into the fabric and then hand-dye the fabric. When the threads are removed, an uneven pattern appears. Making Shibori textiles is very time consuming and requires great skill and focus. The word Shibori comes from the Japanese verb shiboru meaning ‘to wring or squeeze’. There are countless ways to tie, sew, fold or twist fabric to make Shibori, each resulting in very different patterns. The structure of silk Shibori fabric feels very pleasant and soft.
Material: silk, with silk lining
Back length: 77 cm
Shoulder width: 63 cm
Sleeve length: 47 cm
Size fits: S/M/L
Model size: S/M (EU 38) for tops
Price: € 95,-
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