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jacket

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1987,1005.33

  • Description

    Natural coloured silk crêpe jacket (haori) in plain weave with a thick weft every two centimetres (three quarters of an inch), noticeable in close up. A little all over check design in olive, yellow, and red combines large and small squares joined at the corners by even smaller ones. There is a red dot in the centre of the large squares (perhaps a variation of the four-eye pattern). Sleeves and half body lined in softly separated pink, grey green, and pale yellow silk. There is a different section of lining at each shoulder, with floral designs in a muted palette of beige, grey and dark orange. Two ties (haori-himo) attached to interior lapels, made of off-white woven braid embroidered with red and gold thread in an arrow design.

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  • Date

    • 1900-1950
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 89 centimetres
    • Width: 127 centimetres
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1987

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1987,1005.33

  • Additional IDs

    • 87JP132 (Aranow no.)
Natural coloured silk crêpe jacket (haori) in plain weave with a thick weft every two centimetres (three quarters of an inch), noticeable in close up. A little all over check design in olive, yellow, and red combines large and small squares joined at the corners by even smaller ones. There is a red dot in the centre of the large squares (perhaps a variation of the four-eye pattern).  Sleeves and half body lined in softly separated pink, grey green, and pale yellow silk. There is a different section of lining at each shoulder, with floral designs in a muted palette of beige, grey and dark orange. Two ties (haori-himo) attached to interior lapels, made of off-white woven braid embroidered with red and gold thread in an arrow design.

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