This hand-sewn, vintage haori was sourced from a Kyoto market or auction. A traditional Japanese hip- or thigh-length kimono jacket, this striking, black silk garment with silver-embroidered crest at the neck is graced with a pattern of Buddhist symbols. The auspicious design was created with the yuzen technique, which combines hand painting and a paste-resist method of dyeing. The hidden stitches of the beautiful silk lining make this haori fully reversible. Haoris are designed with open fronts so that something of what is worn beneath is revealed. 100% silk. Made in Japan (circa 1950-1970). One-of-a-kind, any blemishes are likely permanent and are considered part of the vintage history of the haori.