Woman’s Meisen Haori
Boldly patterned, this older haori is woven using the ‘meisen’ technique to create an ‘ikat’ look with the desired blurring of the motif edges. This technique was popular from the 1910’s through the ’50’s and used mostly for graphic, modern designs. This haori, or jacket, is longer than most and can be easily worn, or displayed on a wall. The silk is a bit stiff, as is typical of meisen pieces, but is not heavy; the silk is two layers thick on the lower half, and there is a lining across the upper back and in the sleeves. Condition is excellent.
Size: 36 in. h x 49 in. w across shoulders; 22.75 in. across back.