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"Yuzen Butterflies" Vintage Haori

"Yuzen Butterflies" Vintage Haori

Seigaiha Motif

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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan

This listing is for a vintage Japanese haori jacket that would have been worn on top of a vintage kimono on a chilly day.  Black haori like this are sometimes called "visiting haori" since they were worn for sem-formal occasions, like attending a community gathering.

This haori features a beautiful butterfly design on the back side - elaborately designed and embellished in monarch butterfly colors, though not their distinct patterning.  These butterflies have orange bodies and wings layered in white, black and orange bands. There are two butterflies, each in a different pose, nestled among a boquet of flowers in similar colorsl

Gold couching embroidery creates the edging of both butterflies, with stenciled details in the wings and the florals. 

The patterning was created with the yuzen technique, with added gold through a katagami stencil. Nice white lining.

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. An optional accessory is the haori himo - 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 option above. To choose a pair of our fancier himo, CLICK HERE.

Going to display this haori? We offer wooden display rods in four colors to choose from. Add one from the tab below this description.

To learn more about the different styles of kimono jacket or how yuzen designs are made, watch the videos below.

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Length: 30"
Width: 51"
Body/Hips: 43"
Made In (Estimated): 1960s
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Material: Silk

SKU:1223whfc16

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