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"Cannot Resist" XL Oki Haori

"Cannot Resist" XL Oki Haori

Casual Jacket

Regular price $75.00
Regular price $75.00 Sale price $75.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a vintage Japanese haori (kimono jacket) that we modified slightly to allow for a roomier fit on larger frames. 

This Oki Haori is dark blue - almost black -  with white overlapping circles and little pink flowers in the center of them. 

Look closely at the white circles especially, to see the faint speckling that suggests that a rice paste resist was used to create them.  Where the application was thin, some of the blue dye would have seeped in to soften the white lines. 

The flowers might have been made using a pink-tinted resist paste, pushed through a katagami stencil.

Great medium weight silk with a flowy drape. A fun, casual jacket - just toss it on over jeans!

In our Oki Haori Line (oki means "big" in Japanese) of modified haori jackets, we open up the gusset and underarm seams and then re-attached them using every inch of the salvage seam edges. (See photo for detail.) This yields up to an additional 6" of width in the waist, hip, and bust measurements.

Whereas unmodified haori tend to be more narrow at the bust because the side gussets gradually narrow from waist to bust, our Oki Haori do not taper at the bust, which gives you more coverage in front. Compare your measurements to those given, keeping in mind that the measurements we give are the haori measurements, not a recommendation for the wearer's measurements.

Length: 30"
Width: 50"
Body/Hips: 47"
Made In (Estimated): 1970s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Katazome
Colors: Blue, Pink, White
Motifs: Floral, Geometric


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