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"Taisho Tunic" Japanique Tunic Vest

"Taisho Tunic" Japanique Tunic Vest

Very Vintage

Regular price $49.00
Regular price $59.00 Sale price $49.00
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  • Ships from New York
  • In-house Design
  • Sourced from Japan
This vintage beauty is actually more of an antique. The longer length, the rinzu silk with the diamond mum jacquard, and the abstract design elements all point to the styles popular in the 1920s in Japan - the Taisho Era. The hot coral pink color is stunning, and the deep red and silver accents provide an unusual color contrast. White chrysanthemums and plum blossoms float along side of those difficult-to-describe abstract rectangles filled with....whimsy?

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: 35"
Width: 40"
Made In (Estimated): 1930s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven
Colors: Light Pink, Multi
Motifs: Crests


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