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Wonderful Grapes and Grape Leaves in Shibori, on Mottled Shades of Teal, Over Woven Pattern: Thread-Resist Silk Haori Kimono Jacket Tie Dye

Wonderful Grapes and Grape Leaves in Shibori, on Mottled Shades of Teal, Over Woven Pattern: Thread-Resist Silk Haori Kimono Jacket Tie Dye

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Closure: Tie
  • Hooded: No
  • Pockets: No
  • Materials: silk, shibori, crepe
  • Favorited by: 15 people
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Description

This is such a lovely haori, in gorgeous colors that are not quite right in my photos: The color is a very pretty teal, on the pastel side but more intense than pastel, and the first and second photos are pretty close to the right color (at least on my monitor). The grape leaves are reasonably accurate in the third and fourth photos: a very slightly dulled color, mostly rose, with just a hint of terracotta. The shibori, too, is quite lovely, very well done and comprising three distinct techniques. Somewhat unusually for a shibori haori, this is on a woven-patterned crepe silk, not a rinzu silk satin. There are some light stains on the lining, although I find them noticeable only when looking for them, having tried it on a couple of times without seeing them (the final photo shows a couple of them; I have photos of the remainder). Overall this haori is in good vintage condition; the spots on the lining are the only imperfections I've observed.

The shibori technique is very good, the fabric is a relatively light weight silk. It's about 49 inches around at the waist, when worn open as designed, about 50.8 inches from sleeve to sleeve, and 29.1 inches from shoulder to hem.

More information:
Shibori is a labor-intensive resist dying technique, in which the fabric is first manipulated by pinching, folding, wrapping, stitching, pleating, and so on to shape it so that the density of the fabric itself, or as in this type of shibori, wrapping small sections (the squares) tightly with thread, which keeps the dye from penetrating. Dying is then done successively, from light colors to darker ones, and new areas are bound off, to keep their current color, while darker hues are applied. When complete, yards of fabric will be tied up into a compact shape with lots of tiny points sticking out, looking other-worldly or like a strange deep-sea creature. There are Youtube videos showing various shibori techniques, if you want to get an idea of the creative variety possible with Japanese resist techniques. This one, although brief, will give you some idea of how the effect in this haori was produced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lIqa39dQUk

This means that shibori in good condition will often still have lots of texture, even after decades. I have seen people, not knowing what they were doing, ruin the value and aesthetic pleasure of a piece of shibori by ironing it (shudder). Getting it wet will also damage the texture.

Please check my shop for more lovely kimono, obi and haori fabrics, and for vintage haori.

I am no expert on kimono or fabrics, just fiber artist with a deep love of beautiful textiles. But I have been collecting and working with kimono for a number of years, so feel free to ask any questions you might have and I will tell you what I can.

I have fibromyalgia, I don't have the energy to iron, and this is vintage kimono fabric which has been stored for years. I have not noticed any stains or spots, but it may have age- or storage-related imperfections. When I find these, I state them. As is normal with vintage items, this item is sold as is.

US shipping is by Priority mail and is only minimally insured. Should you wish it more fully insured or sent by another option, convo me. If sent under-insured I can not be held responsible should something go wrong in the shipping. I try to refund overage on shipping charges. International shipping is insured when you pay with Etsy rather than PayPal.

I don't accept returns unless the item has been grossly misrepresented, but please let me know if you are unhappy with it when you receive it. If there is a problem, please contact me before leaving negative feedback. I prefer to have happy, satisfied customers! Thanks.

Pet-friendly, smoke-free home.
This is such a lovely haori, in gorgeous colors that are not quite right in my photos: The color is a very pretty teal, on the pastel side but more intense than pastel, and the first and second photos are pretty close to the right color (at least on my monitor). The grape leaves are reasonably accurate in the third and fourth photos: a very slightly dulled color, mostly rose, with just a hint of terracotta. The shibori, too, is quite lovely, very well done and comprising three distinct techniques. Somewhat unusually for a shibori haori, this is on a woven-patterned crepe silk, not a rinzu silk satin. There are some light stains on the lining, although I find them noticeable only when looking for them, having tried it on a couple of times without seeing them (the final photo shows a couple of them; I have photos of the remainder). Overall this haori is in good vintage condition; the spots on the lining are the only imperfections I've observed.

The shibori technique is very good, the fabric is a relatively light weight silk. It's about 49 inches around at the waist, when worn open as designed, about 50.8 inches from sleeve to sleeve, and 29.1 inches from shoulder to hem.

More information:
Shibori is a labor-intensive resist dying technique, in which the fabric is first manipulated by pinching, folding, wrapping, stitching, pleating, and so on to shape it so that the density of the fabric itself, or as in this type of shibori, wrapping small sections (the squares) tightly with thread, which keeps the dye from penetrating. Dying is then done successively, from light colors to darker ones, and new areas are bound off, to keep their current color, while darker hues are applied. When complete, yards of fabric will be tied up into a compact shape with lots of tiny points sticking out, looking other-worldly or like a strange deep-sea creature. There are Youtube videos showing various shibori techniques, if you want to get an idea of the creative variety possible with Japanese resist techniques. This one, although brief, will give you some idea of how the effect in this haori was produced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lIqa39dQUk

This means that shibori in good condition will often still have lots of texture, even after decades. I have seen people, not knowing what they were doing, ruin the value and aesthetic pleasure of a piece of shibori by ironing it (shudder). Getting it wet will also damage the texture.

Please check my shop for more lovely kimono, obi and haori fabrics, and for vintage haori.

I am no expert on kimono or fabrics, just fiber artist with a deep love of beautiful textiles. But I have been collecting and working with kimono for a number of years, so feel free to ask any questions you might have and I will tell you what I can.

I have fibromyalgia, I don't have the energy to iron, and this is vintage kimono fabric which has been stored for years. I have not noticed any stains or spots, but it may have age- or storage-related imperfections. When I find these, I state them. As is normal with vintage items, this item is sold as is.

US shipping is by Priority mail and is only minimally insured. Should you wish it more fully insured or sent by another option, convo me. If sent under-insured I can not be held responsible should something go wrong in the shipping. I try to refund overage on shipping charges. International shipping is insured when you pay with Etsy rather than PayPal.

I don't accept returns unless the item has been grossly misrepresented, but please let me know if you are unhappy with it when you receive it. If there is a problem, please contact me before leaving negative feedback. I prefer to have happy, satisfied customers! Thanks.

Pet-friendly, smoke-free home.

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Cut fabrics are not returnable, unless an item is grossly misrepresented. Likewise, vintage items are sold "As is." But should you have a problem with an item, I would rather work with you to resolve it than to have you feel that negative feedback is your only recourse, so please contact me. I do want to make customers happy!

Shipping policies

My shipping rates are set high enough to cover any combination of items and make sure I'm not losing money on shipping (yes, this has happened), as my prices for kimono textiles are as reasonable as possible. Different fabrics, whether yardage or garments, weigh quite different amounts, hence the initially high shipping charge. That does temporarily mean that customers purchasing several items often overpay on shipping--but it's temporary as my policy is to refund overcharges on shipping, which I do when packing orders in order to have accurate weights when I purchase postage.

I use recycled--and recyclable--materials where possible, especially in shipping, and otherwise tend to use the best possible materials. I include a packing slip for extra assurance in the rare case a package is damaged in shipping. I generally pack an item or items in a plastic bag which, unfortunately, my suppliers do use. These are plastic bags which have contained textile items, not bags from other sources, so you need not fear that other substances will stain your items.

Similarly I nearly always use manila envelopes or Priority envelopes/boxes, both of which can be recycled. If you prefer that I package your items in plastic, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your preferences.

In general, I ship by the least expensive option although I ship Priority once a domestic order reaches approximately $7.00 in shipping charges, so that your order is covered by insurance. Because each of my items weighs a different amount, I have not priced the various shipping alternatives. If you prefer a faster method, or want to add insurance, convo me and I will work out a price quote for you.
My shipping rates are set high enough to cover any combination of items and make sure I'm not losing money on shipping (yes, this has happened), as my prices for kimono textiles are as reasonable as possible. Different fabrics, whether yardage or garments, weigh quite different amounts, hence the initially high shipping charge. That does temporarily mean that customers purchasing several items often overpay on shipping--but it's temporary as my policy is to refund overcharges on shipping, which I do when packing orders in order to have accurate weights when I purchase postage.

I use recycled--and recyclable--materials where possible, especially in shipping, and otherwise tend to use the best possible materials. I include a packing slip for extra assurance in the rare case a package is damaged in shipping. I generally pack an item or items in a plastic bag which, unfortunately, my suppliers do use. These are plastic bags which have contained textile items, not bags from other sources, so you need not fear that other substances will stain your items.

Similarly I nearly always use manila envelopes or Priority envelopes/boxes, both of which can be recycled. If you prefer that I package your items in plastic, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your preferences.

In general, I ship by the least expensive option although I ship Priority once a domestic order reaches approximately $7.00 in shipping charges, so that your order is covered by insurance. Because each of my items weighs a different amount, I have not priced the various shipping alternatives. If you prefer a faster method, or want to add insurance, convo me and I will work out a price quote for you.

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