Dark brown awase bashi eri haori jacket woven in zanshi style with striped lining. Because the sleeves are sewn to the body at all its legth, it’s a men’s garment.
Dress Length: 98 cm | 38.6"
Sleeve Length: 34 cm | 13.4"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 65 cm | 25.6"
Handmande in Japan
Exterior 100% cotton
Lining 100% synthetic silk
Awase is a lined kimono, exclusively worn between October and May (from Autumn to Spring in Japan). In bachi eri, the collar is folded and sewn down to the body, extending naturally towards the erisaki (the bottom of the collar). It is called bachi eri because its shape is like bachi, the stick used to play the samisen (a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian).
Haori is a kimono jacket, quite long, with the deep kimono sleeves, traditionally worn over the kimono. A haori is not worn with an obi or any sash around it. It can be closed edge to edge with a himo, which is a pair of front ties that are fastened to the inner edge. Men's haori are usually plain on the outside, either with or without mon, but often have very decorative linings hidden inside.
Zanshi means “vestige” or “leftover”. Zanshi textiles were woven from the extra threads which remained after looming fixed pattern weavings. This fabric is characterized by lumps in the yarn, uneven looming and random threads woven together to create a unique textile.