'Murasaki' Michiyuki Kimono

  • The black sheep of our current vintage silk Kimono family.  This electric 'purple' and hot pink blossom number, with a delectable sheen, is actually a form of michiyuki or jacket which traditionally sits over the top of Kimono and closes with press studs at the front. Similar to the way a haori is traditionally worn. In fact the length of this is about midway between a kimono and haori.

    More often Michiyuki have a square-ish neckline but this is V shaped so this item is quite unusual.  We just adore that the pattern is reversed in colour on the inside!  The colour purple is considered noble and enlightening in Japan which should explain how very special you feel when you step out this jacket!. The lining is a satiny silk the colour of rockmelon (canteloupe) flesh.  

    We're a bit reluctant to let this one go as we only have one of them (which is why it's hanging out with it's kimono siblings instead of its own section!)  but we hope to find more of this style on our next trip.  

    It certainly makes a statement! Nobody puts 'Murasaki' in the corner!

    Excellent condition.

    Note - Please Read before purchase:

    Kimonos are generally made, for wearing traditionally tied with an Obi sash, 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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