A pretty stylized paulownia tree design in an all-overshibori pattern similar to the ancient tree of life motif, covers this vintage silk haori kimono jacket.
The paulownia or kiri, is known as the ‘princess tree’ and traditionally planted to celebrate the birth of a baby girl. They are used as the mon or emblem of the prime minister's office.The haori has a white silk lining with tile-print motifs and flame orange & cream woven himo ties.
Shibori is a traditional manual resist dyeing technique in which tiny sections of light-weight silk are bound with thread to produce the design before dyeing. Learn more about the art of shiborihere