Man’s Haori with Tea Ceremony Motifs
The somber dark brown silk on the outside of this man’s jacket belies the rich inner lining: a tableau featuring a collection of tea ceremony items is finely woven in silk, including metallic threads, on a golden satin silk background. The details are quite fine and beautiful. This a good example of ‘uramasari’, or the use of a colorful or surprising 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, with only a small stain on the lining and a pulled thread (note: what appear to be stains around the center seam are a distortion from the light on the silk). This would be a great addition to a collection of Japanese vintage textiles, or for the collection of a tea ceremony fan.
Size: 41.5 in. h x 53 in.w across shoulders.