Yumeka – silk Shibori Kimono jacket in a winered color
The beautiful refined pattern of this silk Kimono jacket (Haori) is made with Shibori technique, a Japanese manual tie-dye 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 appears. A technique which is 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. The structure of silk Shibori fabric feels very pleasant and soft. Watch the video to see how Shibori is made.
This silk Kimono jacket is in winered color and has a has a pattern of branches on one sleeve, one front panel and on the back. The handwoven silk small cords are included. The long red cord is also available in my shop. This Kimono jacket is in good condition and dates from around the 1970s. The centre part of the lining shows a few stains caused by the red fabric paint. Yumeka is a Japanese girl name, it means ‘a dream come true’. Well, it sure is…
Material: silk, with silk lining
Back length: 77 cm
Shoulder width: 60 cm
Sleeve length: 45 cm
Model size: Small/Medium (EU 38) for tops or blazers
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 email@example.com.
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