This fashionable piece would look as magical over a dress as it would worn as top teamed with jeans and a t-shirt or trousers and a blouse. 'Saikederikku' also makes a striking talking piece when hung on the wall as textile art.
Overall this vintage garment in excellent condition. There is some age spotting present on the interior silk lining. which is not noticeable when the jacket is worn nor when it is buttoned up. When unfastening the buttons, do so with a little care, given the age of the garment.
Note - Please Read before purchase:
Kimono and Haori are generally made, for wearing on smaller framed, not too tall bodies - however if worn as an open jacket there is generally enough room in the sleeve area and in length to be worn by several sizes larger and taller than originally intended. However there is no guarantee it will sit perfectly on your body shape. Let's call it freestyle!
As we take every measure to ensure you are advised of the correct sizing prior to purchase - we ask you to please be aware that we don't refund for garments chosen in error. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries regarding dimensions before purchase.
All vintage and antique kimono and haori were hand made. Therefore you may see some loose, temporary stitches around edges of sleeves, hems and collars on our kimonos. These stitches, called shitsuke ito, are kept in place to assist the valuable kimono in retaining its shape and alignment. In Japan the stitches are normally removed before wearing then restitched again after cleaning and before storage, for the same reasons as above. We like the look of authenticity they bring so feel free to retain them if you like, or remove them before wearing.
Length (shoulder to hem)
Neck to sleeve width
Length of sleeve hang ( top to bottom )
Width across back
*Total width (measured under arms)
(back panel plus right and left front panels)
50 + 26 + 26 = 102cm
*Please note that the above measurement is purely fabric and takes into account overlapping when worn traditionally
Dry Clean Only
Ideally you should clean your silk kimono as little as possible to keep it in top condition. Please try to avoid using lotions or oily perfumes when you wear it. Also make sure your hands are clean as sticky or greasy fingers and Kimono don't play well together!
Air your kimono after wearing by hanging on a kimono hanger or extra wide coat-hanger.
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