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"Naked Branches" Japanique Tunic Vest

"Naked Branches" Japanique Tunic Vest

Winter Shibori

Regular price $33.00
Regular price $59.00 Sale price $33.00
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  • Ships from New York
  • In-house Design
  • Sourced from Japan
Here's a vest that will brighten a winter's day! It's a sweet raspberry sherbet color with large white berries (?) or leaves (?) at the end of long, thin, naked tree branches. Between those elements are thousands of tiny kaneko shibori dots - so much handwork! We love how the pattern reaches up from the hem and around to just a bit on each side of the front. See the video below for how shibori 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: 30"
Width: 44"
Made In (Estimated): 1950s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Shibori
Colors: Dark Pink, White
Motifs: Floral


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