|PRE WWII MEISEN SILK HAORI/KIMONO ENSEMBLE WITH CONTEMPORARY DESIGN|
The silk for this haori/kimono combination is called meisen. It is a highly collectable cloth today as it is no longer available except in antique pieces like these. To find an ensemble like this is really unusual. The silk has been decorated in a stenciled design of abstract shapes and figures that remind us of Egypt. The design is presented in a kind of cubist style. It is colored black, pink, white and light grays on a field of charcoal. The kimono is lined in cotton as per the era. The haori is fully lined and has its original ties. Both items are in good condition. Meisen is known for its durability and its shinny finish. Dimensions: Kimono sleeve tip to sleeve tip 49” X 60” long. Haori sleeve tip to sleeve tip 50” X 30” long.