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[Blue palaka shirt, Waipahu, Hawaii]

Kawakami, Barbara [ bio ]

[Blue palaka shirt, Waipahu, Hawaii]
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L: 22 in, W: 21 in

Waipahu, Hawaii, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 shirt : cotton ; 22 x 21 in.

Blue men's heavy cotton cloth shirt with plaid pattern (palaka). One patch pocket on proper left front panel. Long sleeve with one button closure at both cuffs, five dark buttons down proper right side of front panel. Band around bottom edge textile machine sewn with same plaid pattern.

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