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Japanese Boro DIY Repair Monpe Pants
Very soft cotton stripe fabric
Excellent example of Japanese folk textile
Age
Early 1900s
Style These are the old style of monpe pants whereby the farm woman would tuck her kimono/shirt into the baggy hip area. Excess kimono/shirt material billows out on the open sides.
Comment
These pants are suitable for wear with few DIY repairs. There are some thin areas, seams that should have strengthening stitches and small holes that should be patched. The ankle area is open. Add ties to close.
Size

Length: 31 inches, 80 cm
Waist: Front & back panels, each edge to edge 16 inches, 40 cm. Or, will fit from 27 ~ 42 inches waist, 70 ~ 105 cm (approximately)
Hips: 43 inches, 110 cm (around)

These monpe were designed to fit loosely in order to accommodate the person's kimono/shirt.


Included with these monpe is a set of
same era small fabric squares and some
new thick sashiko thread for DIY repair work.
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