#227 BLACK SILK CREPE HAORI WITH METALLIC MOCK SHIBORI AND PETAL DESIGN
A heavy but comfortable silk crepe haori, with colourful metallic petals and silver shibori style background which would be great for event wear. The 'urushi' yarns are made with metallic resins and are prized for their 'lux' appearance. This one also has the samurai clan crest or 'mon' - the Takanoha hawk feathers of the Kubo and Hidaka families. Lovely to own some history...Wikipedia tells us that one member of the Hidaka family was a full naval admiral up to 1909 and that the Kubo family descended from deputy shoguns or shoguns themselves. Wow! More research may be needed!
Measurements are to be found within the images but as a guide, most will easily fit up to a UK size 14 and some to a 16. You can check the measures against a jacket (or kimono!) you own and are happy with.
These are all pre-loved vintage items and will show some evidence of use - occasional
age spots or marks - although we try to choose the most wearable pieces which
are in good condition.
Clean fresh stains and spills with wipes and hang out to air. This should be enough.
Dry clean only as a last resort and NEVER wash. This will prolong the life of
your vintage item.