'Murasakino' Haori

  • The striking appeal of Japanese hand-dyed Shibori textiles speaks for itself. This 'Murasakino' purple Haori jacket is resplendent in floral patters and motifs, their exquisite design creating a unique garment.

    Each tiny repeating pattern which makes up the overall design is the result of a dedicated shibori artist wrapping string around tiny bubbles of silk fabric - the colour doesn't take underneath the string when dipped. When the fabric has dried each string is undone by hand.  The result is incredible.  It takes many months just for this process alone to be completed.  The fabric is then hand-sewn into Kimono form and lined in silk.

    The creamy silk inner lining features the smart kikkou 'tortoise shell' pattern, itself, representing long life. The hexagons are in turn punctuated with auspicious Japanese motifs including maple leaves, bamboo grass and Chrysanthemum blooms. 

    Tailored to wear open  - it would look equally stunning over a dress as it would teamed with jeans and a t-shirt or smart trousers and a blouse. Murasakino also makes a striking talking piece when hung on the wall as textile art.  

    The overall condition of this vintage garment is excellent, despite some very minor age spotting on the reverse side of the sleeves.


    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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