This is a vintage handmade meisen silk haori jacket from Japan, dating from the 1920s. The haori is a hip or thigh length kimono-like jacket, worn open over a kosode, and worn in Japan since the Sengoku period. Meisen, or flat weave, silk was fabricated in Japan in the 1920s, and is created by weaving pre-dyed threads, using the tie and resist ikat technique. It was a popular silk choice for kimonos in Japan between the 1920s and 1950s and its designs were considered adventurous and innovative compared to the more traditional kimonos of the time. The weave creates a crisp and subtle silk which drapes on the body beautifully. This haori jacket features a green, red and blue cloud and blossom design, with a pink and red botanical print silk lining. There are a few small stains on the lining, but the outer is intact.