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Item Man's Momohiki, Japanese Boro Indigo Cotton Worker/Laborer Trousers

These pants are not suitable for wear. Best used for display or collector's item.

This style of momohiki is called: matahiki

These were for winter wear for warmth, several fabric layers, heavy weight.
Age
Early to mid 1900s
Fabric 100% cotton, hand sewn.
Size
Waist 32 inches (80 cm)
Length 33 inches (85 cm)
Ankle Across 6 inches (15 cm)
Weight 8 oz, (235 g)
Condition Good overall boro condition
Many Nicely sewn boro patches and repairs.
We washed and ironed this momohiki.
Comment
Momohiki were worn mostly by men. Women at times wore momohiki but a different style than the momohiki shown here. The momohiki were designed to fit snugly around the legs, similar to modern-day leggings. They have open upper sides that close around the hips to form the seat when the long ties that act as an adjustable belt are tied together. The wearer used an undergarment and an overgarment (usually a hanten jacket) with the momohiki.


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