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"Brushstrokes" Japanique Jacket

"Brushstrokes" Japanique Jacket

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Regular price $60.00
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  • Ships from New York
  • In-house Design
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a Japanique Jacket – slightly modified from a vintage kimono jacket (michiyuki) to create a roomier, casual fashion piece that suits sizes 10-16 very well. (See modification details below.)

This Japanique Jacket features a very cool pattern of brushstrokes (no doubt painted by hand) both horizontal and vertical. Many shades of brown against a light cream/gray background.

The fabric itself is a drapey crepe silk - a nice weight - and notice that the "lining" fabric is the same as the outer silk. This sometimes indicates that the haori was cut down from a full kimono since there was plenty of extra fabric to line it with.

Each Japanique Jacket starts out as a vintage michiyuki, which is a narrow jacket with a deep, square neckline and snap closures, meant to be worn on top of a kimono. Most vintage michiyuki won't fit larger frames, so we modified the traditional garment slightly by removing the snaps and tacking the panels back to create lapels). The result is an open, flowing jacket that can fit sizes 10-16. Japanique Jackets can also be crossed over and belted on a smaller sized person. These are all one-of-a-kind jackets, so sizing will vary slightly, see measurements given.

Length: 29"
Width: 47"
Body/Hips: 42"
Made In (Estimated): 1950s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Brushwork, Hand Painted
Colors: Brown, Tan
Motifs: Geometric, Bands, Stripes


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