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Item Japanese Fireman's Momohiki Indigo Cotton Trousers, With Extensive Hand Stitched Sashiko

These pants are suitable for wear but take care because of leg's very narrow width.

This style of momohiki is called: matahiki

Several fabric layers, heavy weight.
Early 1900s
Fabric 100% cotton, hand sewn.
Waist 26 inches (66 cm)
Length 35 inches (90 cm)
Ankle Across 5.5 inches (14 cm)
Weight 1.2 lbs, (525g)
Condition Good condition, hardly or perhaps never worn.
We have washed and ironed this momohiki.
A Japanese fireman's garments were drenched with water before fighting a fire in order to protect the firefighter from the flames. The garment's fabric was thick to shield him from falling objects.  Usually, the fireman would wear the plain indigo color to the outside, the decorative pattern to the inside.

See the last photo of the typical dress of the c.1900 Japanese fireman.

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