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Red and Black Ume

$385.00 / Sold Out

A loose fitting, straight sided blouse, I call this design 'hitoe,' which means unlined. This versatile top can be worn on its own, like a blouse, or over something else like a light weight jacket. It is sewn from a beautiful Japanese kimono silk with a design of cherry blossoms or 'ume'. The open collar shows a coral and white shibori silk. Shibori is a kind of tie-dye. Each circle shape was tied before the fabric was dyed the coral color. Every place that was tied remained white. The sleeves can be rolled up to reveal the same shibori fabric used for the collar. 5 buttons line the front.

Garment measures 38 inches bust, 39 inches hips, length at center back 23 inches. Size petite. [Approximate industry size 6-8.]


All pieces are hand made one at a time in my Portland, Oregon studio. Fabrics are vintage Japanese silks. The very special fabrics used in this 'hitoe' were woven, stenciled and tie-dyed by Japanese artisans and sewn into kimonos. Others were stored as bolts on their way to become a kimono.

Each piece I make is unique, most are one of a kind. I ship USPS priority at the beginning of the week.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 14 days of receiving it for a full refund. Please make sure your item is returned new and unused. Shipping costs will not be refunded.