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Haori

Accession Number
2013/2.419

Title
Haori

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
20th century

Medium & Support
silk, brocade

Dimensions
32 in (81.28 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi

Subject matter

Rouketsu is hand-painted wax-resist dyeing technique, also known as batique.

Chirimen refers to the unique wrinkled texture, also called crepe texture, created by a specific weaving technique. This texture is often used with traditional Japanese fabrics, often silk, wool, or synthetic fiber.

The Haori is a traditional Japanese hip or thigh-length jacket with elongated sleeves that is worn over the kimono. The Haori typically includes an interior lining with a design that is otherwise hidden from view when worn.The haori was originally part of a man’s formal attire, but in the nineteenth century, female entertainers in Edo (modern Tokyo) adopted it as a cloak for outdoor wear in mild weather. By the end of the century, married women of the upper class adopted black crepe silk haori with family crests for formal, public occasions. For much of the twentieth century, the haori has been the standard outerwear for a woman who dresses in a kimono outside the home.

Iromuji garments are plainly colored non-black kimonos that are often worn by young women at their graduation ceremony and mothers at family celebrations as well as non-celebratory occasions such as condolence visits. Iromuji garments are also favored at tea ceremonies since it does not disturb the atmosphere and for more casual activities such as going out in town.



Physical Description

dark violet silk chirimen iromuji haori with white inner lining with interwoven chrysanthemums and rouketsu (wax-resist) dyed monogatari (story-depicting) figures.



Primary Object Classification
Costume and Costume Accessories

Primary Object Type
haori

Collection Area
Asian

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Keywords
dark violet
haori
jackets (garments)
silk (silkworm material)

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