Suki – silk Shibori Kimono jacket in bright red
The refined pattern of this silk Kimono jacket (Haori) is made with the Shibori technique. Shibori is a Japanese manual painting technique, which originated in the 8th century. 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 is created. The designs are much more intricate and detailed compared to the modern tie-dye technique. 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. Watch the video to see how Shibori is made.
This silk Kimono jacket is in very good vintage condition, appears unworn and dates from the 1980s. There is only one small stain in the lining, due to aging. The handwoven silk small cords are included. Suki is a Japanese girl name and means ‘the beloved’
Material: silk, with silk lining
Back length: 74 cm
Shoulder width: 62 cm
Sleeve length: 49 cm
Note that vintage garments have a history, therefore vintage Kimono/Haori may not be in perfect condition. Any major imperfections will be mentioned in the description above. Look at the photos carefully to assess the condition. If you need more detailed info, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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