Red and Black Shibori Batik Silk Kimono Jacket

A wonderful circa 1970s Japanese fine silk Kimono jacket. It's made from pure silk and has a red on black hand-tied 'polka dot' shibori batik finish. The red polka dots have not been printed onto the silk but are rather the result of a manual 'tie and dye' technique whereby each individual 'dot' has literally been tied off by hand prior to the fabric being dyed (you can see that each dot has a slightly different dimension). The jacket is fully lined. A favourite piece! Due to the intricate nature, shibori is one of the most expensive and labour intensive ways of dying fabric. Learn about Shibori here.

MATERIAL 100% silk outer, 100% silk lining
CONDITION Very good vintage condition. Silk outer is in excellent condition. Silk lining has some minor flaws
MEASUREMENTS: total length: approx 80cm. Bust circumference approx 114cm

*Please note that colours may appear slightly differently on screen
*This is a unique hand-made vintage item. There is only one Kimono per pictured style available.

*Belt is not included

Collections: Sold Archive

Type: kimono Jacket

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