A dark crimson & black all-overshibori design that suggests the waves of a wild sea on this vintage kimono jacket.
Water and especially waves are a common motif in Japanese textile design. This design suggests the wild waves of the sea (araumi) which are used to represent power and resilience.The haori has a pink & white stylized geometric tile-print silk lining and purple ties with a fine metallic silver stripe.
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 shibori here