This handwoven Japanese Hippari Jacket is woven from 100% rayon from Bamboo. The bamboo is from Southwest Trading Company. The pattern of the fabric is a four shaft Birdseye, and the jacket was cut and constructed using a Folkwear pattern #112. The garment was originally woven for an article in Handwoven Magazine, from Interweave Press, and appeared in issue #141 September/October 2008. Details on the draft and how the jacket was constructed can be seen in the four page article. The feel of this garment is butter soft. The underarm circumference measures 46", the circumference at the lower edge of the jacket is also 46". The length from the back neck to the hem measures 26". This jacket is cut in the traditional shape of a Japanese Hippari, there is no shoulder shaping, and the sleeves are large rectangles. The garment has exceptional drape.