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"Shibori Hillside" Japanique Tunic Vest

"Shibori Hillside" Japanique Tunic Vest

Artistic Design

Regular price $59.00
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  • Ships from New York
  • In-house Design
  • Sourced from Japan
This vest will add a special splash of interest to the party. The cheerful pink and white shibori creates a set of rolling hills, with one band of hills along the hemline that reaches across to the front. The hills in that band are filled with stylized pine boughs or chrysanthemums - the other hills are filled only with hundreds of tiny shibori dots. Note the floral jacquard in the silk background, visible in some of the unpatterned design. See 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: 31"
Width: 42"
Material: Silk


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