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monpe, mompe, monpei
Farm Woman's (Child's) Work Pants
Small Solid Indigo Monpe
With very detailed sashiko stitching
100% cotton, Medium Weight,
Homespun, Handloomed fabric
Early to Mid 1900s
Very good used, vintage Condition
Of all the photos below, the 2nd & 4th photos best show the dark indigo color exterior and the somewhat lighter dark indigo lining.
These are the old style of monpe whereby the woman would be able tuck her kimono into the baggy hip area. Any excess kimono material is able to billow out on the sides, therefore the waist size fits all but the largest of women. Also, the ankle opening is very small 5 inches, 13 cm. Most adults cannot get their foot through the opening on these monpe.
Waist: long ties allow variable size
Hips: 53 inches, 135 cm
Length: 31 inches, 78 cm
Waist band to crotch bottom: 17 in, 42cm
Because of the wide hip area, the crotch is at a lower point than regular pants
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