Happi

Description

Happi (Japanese traditional short coat) of indigo dyed heavy cotton or linen. Hip-length or slightly longer, with short sleeves. Center front opening with vertical bands on either side with starch paste resist design of Japanese characters. Back with large starch paste resist symbol at upper back, and linear maze-like design across main part of back, repeated at sides.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1900/1960.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Texas Fashion Collection and was provided by UNT College of Visual Arts + Design to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 19 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: Happi
  • Parallel Title: Short Coat

Description

Happi (Japanese traditional short coat) of indigo dyed heavy cotton or linen. Hip-length or slightly longer, with short sleeves. Center front opening with vertical bands on either side with starch paste resist design of Japanese characters. Back with large starch paste resist symbol at upper back, and linear maze-like design across main part of back, repeated at sides.

Notes

This garment is of traditional form. It is hand-woven in strips and hand-sewn together. The decoration is done with a starch paste resist - likely rice - dyed in indigo to almost black. Based on materials and construction, it is tentatively dated as having been made in the first half of the 20th century.

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Texas Fashion Collection

The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion, and serves as an educational and inspirational resource for students, researchers, and the general public. This vital resource is part of the UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.

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Creation Date

  • 1900/1960

Start & End Dates

  • 1900 - 1960

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • May 6, 2015, 4:58 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • May 13, 2015, 2:36 a.m.

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Happi, physical object, 1900/1960; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503810/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Visual Arts + Design.