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5592: 1980's Deadstock Japanese Kimono Mock-Silk Kateigi Coat Fabric

5592 synthetic kateigi coat fabric, long view

Catalog# 5592

1980's Deadstock Lot:
Fabric with Pattern
for making
Woman's Kateigi (Home-Coat)

Width: 15 inches / 38.1 cm

Length:  Lot of 6 yards


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Background story: 
We posted about this fabric in a recent blog on our website. The fabric (5592) is now being offered here as a lot for use in making a kateigi (called home-coat in Japanese); it is a housecoat or working jacket for women, similar to jinbei work jackets. The patterns shown in the blog entry show 3 different variations for making the 'home-coat' kateigi. Please see background info in quote from our blog below; Fabric description etc will follow the blog post:
 YokoDana Kimono Blog Post: November 10, 2018:
sample of kateigi home-coat...We came across the above on a Facebook group for Kimono Sellers, asking what it is. Since we have these fairly often, and have one on hand now, thought we'd put up a brief reply:
This is called a Kateigi, or, in katakana, 'ho-mu-ko-to" (home coat); we might call it a home or work jacket for women. It resembles jinbei, but those are traditionally work jackets for men (more recently, now can be uni-sex work jackets); Jinbei have a different, more rectangular, cut to the sleeves.
Here at we have fabric for making a Kateigi  and show below the label and instructions for three variations for making a traditional woman's kateigi :
The three large kanji (Japanese characters) in center of the label are, literally read: KA - TEI-GI (Ka = house/home, Tei = garden, GI = wear (same character read as 'ki' as in 'kimono'). Together, the label translates as a 'home coat'(bottom right katakana script), or in English, "House coat/jacket"; Katei itself translates to "household, family, home(of a family)".
label Kateigi - housecoat
BELOW:  Three options for making a kateigi, from back of the above label.
kateigi- pattern #2
kateigi- pattern #3
kateigi- pattern #1

Description: 1980's Synthetic Mock-Silk Fabric Lot, 6 yards / 5.49 m.

Width: 15 inches / 38.1 cm

Length: 6 yards /  5.49 m

Fabric Type: Polyester-Rayon fabric with pinstripes of varying thickness running lengthwise; Colors are black, various grays, olive greens, mustard and rust.
Label: Back of label has diagrams of three different ways to make a woman's 'home-coat' kateigi.


    $ 35.00

    5592: 1980's Deadstock Japanese Kimono Mock-Silk Kateigi Coat Fabric