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Item Momohiki, Japanese Boro Indigo Cotton Worker/Laborer Trousers. Cut off manori hakama style momohiki variation. A "mountain" or "field" type of umanori hakama was traditionally worn by field or forest workers.

These pants are not suitable for wear. Best used for display or collector's item.
Early to mid 1900s
Fabric 100% cotton
Waist 43 inches (110 cm)
Length 22 inches (55 cm)
Ankle Across 8.5 inches (21cm )
Weight 0.65 lbs (296g )
Condition Good boro condition but with some fabric fraying and feathering. Hand Stitched.
Nicely sewn boro patches and repairs.
We have washed and ironed this momohiki.
The momohiki were designed to fit tightly around the legs, similar to leggings. They have open upper sides that close around the hips to form the seat when the long ties are tied together, acting as an adjustable belt .

The wearer used an undergarment and an overgarment, perhaps a hanten jacket or kimono.

Momohiki was a common garment among farm women and shop men during the 1800s and early 1900s. It was worn by men and women. A woman's momohiki tended to be decorative, often showing sashiko stitching and somewhat better construction.

See the last image of a farm woman wearing field clothing, note the momohiki leggings and noragi field vest.

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