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Purple Shibori Striped Silk Kimono Jacket 1970s


The Japanese kimono played many roles throughout history, serving its ceremonial and traditional reputation. The evolution of such symbolic garments opened doors for creative expression as 70’s Japanese designers boldly experimented with brighter colors and exciting prints.

Much like this 1970’s masterpiece, done in spontaneous shades of lavender, white, yellow, vibrant orange, and bits of turquoise. A lush pattern of thick horizontal stripes adorns the silk with faded swirls decorating the top section. The neckline and sleeves are outlined in purple printed with turquoise polka dots shaped like miniature diamonds.

The kimono’s short haori design allows it to be perfectly paired with anything a closet has to offer. The piece is a stunning combination of fun, comfort, and elegance with its loosely draped shape and large open sleeves.


Size estimate: S/M

Shoulders: 24 inches

Dropped shoulder seams

Sleeves: 20.5 inches measured from neckline

Bust, waist, Hips: 44 inches

Length: 32 inches

Once reversed the inner lining reveals another thrilling garment which opens doors to twice as many outfits that can be worn anywhere and anytime. The silk is dyed from top to bottom in small turquoise diamonds with the most eye-catching violet background. The absence of a closure makes it the ideal piece to be coupled with anything.

In very good condition, with only one small ink stain as pictured on the stripe portion which is not visible  when worn reversed. Professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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