[Indigo kasuri jacket, Hawaii]
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Gift of Barbara Kawakami
1 kasuri jacket : cotton, pearl ; 20.25 x 19 (center back) in.
Very fragile indigo blue cotton jacket with cream colored dot design (tie dye), thin mandarin collar, handmade buttonholes, and pearl buttons; patched and reinforced stitching on the inside of front, back and sleeves with cotton fabric (plain blue or blue basket weave design). Long tapered sleeves are cuffed with one pearl button; proper left sleeve is longer (18 in.) than proper right sleeve (17 in.). There are 3 pearl buttons but 4 buttonholes (top button is missing); a placket runs down the front of proper left side; and one small pocket (3 x 3 in.) is located on proper left front.
Originally a kasuri fabric from Fukushima, Japan which was made into a kimono by Haruno Tazawa. Kimono was later used to make jacket.
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