Kimono Style Art Coat with Story – Reflection


Kimono inspired wearable art coat with contemporaneously written short story. One of a Kind.

Kimono inspired short coat . Pieced cotton patchwork in alternating dark and lights make this a striking garment handmade by Tenley Shewmake. Batik and prints with many colors make this easy to pair with many bottoms to create a variety of looks with the same top.

  • shoulder to shoulder 16.5″
  • length 29 3/4″
  • one pocket
  • tie front
  • gender neutral


A one of a kind treasure! Here was an admirable coat, in for repair. Unexpected. He caressed the silky pleats and studied the plums, golds and rich browns. Saw the small stain inside the hem. His first coat, sewn under the spell of master tailor Miranda. A magnificent beauty, too mature for a student hardly needing to shave, she once caught his admiring gaze and withered him with a glance. Red faced he dropped his eyes and saw he’d stuck himself. He smiled at the memory. “Ian!” he called to his young apprentice. “Bring me colors of late Summer flowers, and a bit of the thunder in a stormy sky!”

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