Vintage kimono silk jacket / long cardie

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Vintage kimono silk jacket / long cardie

Made from one of the most luxurious kimono silk in Japan called Oshima Tsumugi which used to be every women's dream to have in their wordrobe.

Please let me explain briefly how special Oshima Tsumugi is.

Along with Persian carpets and Gobelin tapestries, Oshima Tsumugi silk pongee is one of the world's three great textiles.
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Its historical record can be traced back to the Nara period, approx. 1,300 years ago, and the textile is still produced in various locations in Kagosima Prefecture including Amami islands. Due to its origin in Amami Oshima island (one of Amami islands), its official name is recognized as “Authentic Amami Oshima Tsumugi.”
The unique dying method uses the Amami's iron-rich natural mud as a dye. After being taken off the loom, each plain weave textile has a unique and detailed graphical pattern made of over a million dots dyed onto each single silk thread before they are set onto the loom. It takes more than six months to produce the final product through over 40 processes. Authentic Amami Oshima Tsumugi has unique features distinctive from any other textile.


size : free (NZ size 8 to 16)
material : 100% silk
lining : no lining
vintage condition : Excellent


Dear customers,
Hena Hena's creations are upcycled with vintage silk kimonos which are impoirted from Japan and they are carefully unpicked by myself. I mainly use kimonos from 1950s and before. Because of their age of fabrics there could be some flaws like small marks, pinholes and colour fade etc. but they have incredibly graceful taste that only vintage kimonos have. I hope you enjoy and love the beauty of vintage kimono silks including their histories to be embraced.
Thank you for supporting my small handmade business.

*Vintage condition is described by three levels.
Excellent (no major faults), Very good (with some faults but not disturbing) , Good (with some faults that might be disturbing)

Payment options

  • Cash on pick-up
  • Bank deposit

Shipping details

  • Ships from Ashburton, New Zealand.
  • Free Standard post within NZ
  • Rural delivery charge applies.
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