Man’s Haori with Dragon & Tiger Motif
Made of lightweight, matte black silk, this formal man’s ‘haori’, or jacket has a surprise in the lining: a lively, dyed painting of a dynamic dragon and a roaring tiger surrounded by crashing waves. The rendering is skillful, as is the dyeing, and actually looks like painting. The composition is very artistic and full of fine details. This is a wonderful example of ‘uramasari’, or the use of a colorful or fanciful lining, or undergarment, with an understated outergarment; most often this is a feature of men’s garments. We enjoy wearing these textiles with the lining on the outside, or displaying them on a wall. This is a vintage piece and is in excellent condition.
40 in. h x 52.5 in. w across shoulders