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Posted 7 months ago


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It's not an antique but still fell in love with when I saw it in a Japanese shop on display. It was marked as not for sale but I managed to reach a deal. I believe this is made from natural silk but not sure. Anyone know please comment, guess welcome as well.


  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 7 months ago
    Have not seen one of these for some time. Very beautiful.
  2. kyratango kyratango, 7 months ago
    Beautiful! Seems to be a thick "crèpe de soie" with a kind of texture.
    Silk is very insulating, if you wrap it on your hand, you will feel warmth.
    If you can get a thread from a hidden part and approach a flame it will burn with a smoke smelling hair burnt. If not natural silk the thread will melt and smell chemical!
  3. shrine shrine, 7 months ago
    It smells like overcook rice when burnt, that's the best description I could make. It's not single layer and has silk lining as well. Hence hard to tell which one kept the warmth.
  4. idcloisonne idcloisonne, 4 months ago
    Hello shrine, was admiring your items and came across this Japanese jacket, called HAORI. Yukata is usually a cotton kimono worn for sleep during the summer.
    I also collect these, directly from Japan, that's how I learned the terms, from them. I have several of the jackets, several full lenght silk lined kimonos, and a few cotton yukatas, as well as rolls of unused yukata cotton fabric I got for very little money, this fabric is wonderfully light and pretty.

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