Thursday, January 21, 2010


A few weeks ago, I was surfing on ebay and found this haori. The design is formed by shibori, teeny teeny little circles sewn in, then dyed. The threads are snipped away, leaving a pattern made from itty bitty tie-dyed circles.

I bid like a crazy woman.

It came in a few days ago, and it is inspirational. It reminds me of something I'd seen before. I remember reading that Fassett spent a good deal of time at the V & A sketching. He must have seen something like this.

The haori is much more moving than the designs it inspired. You know what slays me? Look at the first photo. The pattern matches at the seams. Swoon.

No, I don't wear these-but I might begin playing crazy art lady and start. DH has a company function this week.... It cracks him up-the older I get, the more Dragon Lady I become.


Grace said...

If I could I would wear them, they are lovely but with my girth and no where to go its moot!!!

Cindy G said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! Yes, definitely wear it. Life is too short not to.

Chrisknits said...

Gorgeous! It reminds me of a cross stitched piece I did once. It was a kimono hanging on a rod.

alissa said...

Beautiful, beautiful and most beautiful!!! Amazing find, and what a piece of art. Jaw dropping good stuff!!