Chrysalis Bodice in Ivory Tsumugi

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Chrysalis Bodice in Ivory Tsumugi

302.00

Ivory raw-silk base with stippled warp-ikat pattern in red and dark grey. Tsumugi is Japan’s homespun, usually from the homes of silk or cotton sellers. The rough silk that was not deemed fine enough to sell at market is woven by the silk worm farmer for his own kimono, and the patterns reflect the traditional rural stlyes. This is a very old and singular silk.

Inspired by the novel Jane Eyre, the silhouette of the Chrysalis Bodice is a nod to early Victorian bodices. Made from one-of-a-kind vintage kimono silk hand-picked by the designer, this is the blouse for the woman who wants to wear something no one else has. Designed to be special and singular, the Chrysalis bodice has both a vintage-inspired look and true vintage fabrication, making it the essential heirloom piece. 

 

 Fully lined

Three corozo-nut button closure

Three-quarter lantern sleeves

Wide V-neckline

Elastic at shoulder for close, comfortable fit

Princess seams end in inverted box pleat

 

100% Silk. Dry Clean Only.

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VINTAGE KIMONO SILK, Japan

With traditional Japanese garments relegated to special occasions in modern Japan,

the country’s number of illustrious silk artisans has dwindled. Vintage silks

of every hue, displaying motifs central to the culture’s visual lexicon, have been

wrapped up and stored away in warehouses. Arcana salvages and repurposes

these precious emblem’s of Japan’s rich textile history. One bolt, or tan, is only

enough to make a single kimono. Thus, each garment made from this vibrant silk

is a one-of-a-kind heirloom showcasing the beautiful craftsmanship of a bygone

Japan.