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"Lemon-Lime" Japanique Tunic Vest

"Lemon-Lime" Japanique Tunic Vest

Paulownia Stencil

Regular price $49.00
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  • Ships from New York
  • In-house Design
  • Sourced from Japan
The color of this vest was so hard to capture. It is a light lemon-lime shade (less like the first photo and more like the other five) with a design of large stenciled paulownia and bamboo elements in bright green and a raspberry pink. In the photos you can see that the paulownia and bamboo pattern is actually woven into the fabric, and only some of those elements have been dyed with a stencil. See video below for how Japanese stenciling is done.

This Japanique Tunic Vest brings the styling of a kimono jacket into contemporary fashion! We simply removed the sleeves of a traditional haori (kimono jacket). The deep armholes allow for great ease of movement and the extra fabric at the shoulder creates almost a cap sleeve. It's a simple, versatile vest to throw on over jeans or to add pattern and style to solid colors underneath.

Like the haori it started as, the tunic vest is not meant to cross over but should be worn open to reveal a bit of what is worn underneath. If you're looking to add a traditional touch, we do offer the woven ties - called haori himo - that can be hooked into the little fabric loops that you'll find on at the mid-front of the vest. They are sold separately (add a himo pair ($5) option above) and we'll select one that goes with this tunic vest. (If you'd like to choose your own, we have several fancy ones listed here.)
Length: 27"
Width: 41"
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven
Colors: Light Green, Pink
Motifs: Floral


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