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"Oshima Cotton" Vintage Japanese Haori

"Oshima Cotton" Vintage Japanese Haori

Dorizome Mud Dye

Regular price $55.00
Regular price $75.00 Sale price $55.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan
This vintage Japanese haori jacket would have been worn on top of a vintage kimono on a chilly day.

This haori is a rare find. It is cotton, not silk, and (we suspect) the brown color comes from iron-rich mud dye found in the smaller islands of Japan near Shikoku. The process is called dorozome - see video below for how this elaborate process is done - and the kimono that are made with this process are called oshima.

The pattern is a typical geometric diamond grid pattern in a light tan on the deep, dark brown.

Hidden as the lining is a colorful cotton floral print. All of the stitching is hidden (since it was hand-sewn) so technically these haori jackets are reversible.Sometimes the lining is as pretty as the outer jacket!

Haori do not cross over or tie with a sash, like a kimono does - they are meant to be worn open to reveal a bit of what is worn beneath. We do offer haori himo - the little woven ties that are hooked to the little fabric loops that you'll find on at the mid-front of the haori - but they are sold separately. We'll select one that goes with this haori if you pick the Add A Himo Pair ($5) option above.

Going to display this haori? Add one of our display rods (see color options above).
Length: 34"
Width: 49"
Body/Hips: 41"
Made In (Estimated): 1970s
Condition: Very Good
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven, Ikat, Kasuri
Colors: Brown, Cream
Motifs: Grid, Floral


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