paper fan haori

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paper fan haori

240.00

The graphic pattern on this haori shows open paper fans against a deep rust ground. Folding fans or Sensu are an important cultural symbol as they are associated with traditional dance, tea ceremonies and keeping cool in the summer. In ancient cultures fans were also thought to protect against evil and holding a fan was thought to be restorative to the soul.

The design on this haori has been woven with the traditional Meisen technique. Meisen is identifiable by the ikat-style weave which creates the charming feathered edge around the design. The technique has been popular in Japan since the late Meiji period, but became particularly fashionable in the 1920s-1950s as the new technique allowed for experimental new designs. Haoris are shorter in length which makes them easy to wear as a jacket or to display above a fireplace.

Despite its age this haori has been lovingly preserved and remains in very good condition

Sleeve to sleeve 125cm

Width 60

Length 64

 

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