'Kuro Tsuru' Haori

  • The 'black crane' vintage Haori in black and red silk is majestic as all get out! In Japanese culture the crane is a symbol of luck and long life. The colour red is believed to have power and deflect negative energy. Black represents strength and elegance. There are 3 small white family crests on the back - one on each shoulder and one just beneath the collar.

    At some point in Kimono fashion history it became popular to show just a hint of bright colour inside a relatively plain garment as it allowed the wearer to reveal just a little of their personality without being too obvious. Traditionally it is not culturally acceptable to 'stand out' in Japan - although that is changing slowly. There is a Japanese saying that goes 'the nail that sticks up gets hammered down' - and for us, well.. that's just a red flag to a bull! A beautiful red silk flag of course....

    This Haori is perfect for evening wear but it also looks completely stunning hung on a wall.

    Excellent condition with just a couple of stitches missing on inner lining of sleeve.

    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.


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