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[Blue denim apron, Waipahu, Hawaii]

Watanabe, Kin

[Blue denim apron, Waipahu, Hawaii]
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apron
L: 34.75 in, W: 27.5 in
denim

Waipahu. Hawaii, ca. 1900-1921

(2004.1.24)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 apron : denim ; 34.75 x 27.5 in.

Full-length blue denim (ahina) apron with denim neck/shoulder straps sewn at the bib and sides; additional ties of blue bias tape attached at sides. One patch pocket (6 x 6.5 in.) on proper right side. Bib has double row of stitching and is lined with blue and white yukata fabric. Small hem at the bottom; selvedges (sides) are not finished. Top stitching is yellowish/brown color thread on apron but blue color on straps. There is a small round hole on the proper right side, reinforced with stitching like a buttonhole.

Inscription
Label inside of apron: Kin Watanabe [and] Original Watanabe.

History
This apron was worn by Kin Watanabe on Oahu Sugar Plantation until 1921.

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