Sumire – antique silk Meisen Haori in deep purple
This beautiful antique Meisen Haori (kimono jacket) dates from the 1920s or 30s. With its deep purple color and striking floral pattern, it is a true jewel. This Haori can be worn both chic and casual. It is extra long and has elegant long sleeves. The silk lining is decorated with a colorful printed design of dark red flowers. It comes with the original silk Haori Himo (short silk cords). This antique beauty is in perfect condition, no flaws. Sumire is a Japanese girl’s name meaning ‘lovely violet’.
Meisen is a type of silk fabric traditionally produced in Japan. It is durable and somewhat stiff, with a slight sheen (due to the use of soy milk) and it has a deliberated slubbiness. Meisen was first produced in the late 19th century and became extremely popular in Japan during the 1920s and 30s. Patterns on Meisen are often bright colored, largely abstract, bold geometric pattern and exotic flowers. The designs are often Western-influenced by the Art Nouveau, Expressionism and Art Deco.
Material: silk, with silk lining
Back length: 89 cm
Shoulder width: 63 cm
Sleeve length: 62 cm
Size fits: S/M/L
Model size: S/M (EU 38) for tops
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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