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Item
Hand Stitched Farmer's Vest
100% cotton, Medium-heavy Weight, Deep Blue Indigo. Handspun and Hand Loomed. Lined with indigo.
Size
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Age
Early to Mid 1900's
Condition
Very good Vintage Conditon
Soft lining faded like an
old pair of Levy's.
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Farmer’s Vests were a common sight around the turn of the Century (c.1900) and before in rural Japan. Farmers commonly hand-spun their cotton, then hand loomed the threads into fabric. They would also dye the fabrics into various patterns (kasuri) and solid colors (usually indigo). And from this effort they made clothing for their family’s use.