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[Natural canvas ashigappa (chaps)]

[Natural canvas ashigappa (chaps)]
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L: 25.5 in

, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 chaps : cotton ; left leg 39.75 in. with 25.5 in. inseam, right leg 38.25 in. with 24.5 in. inseam, ties 29.75 in.

Commercially made, ashigappa (chaps) made of natural canvas fabric. Two separate legs of different lengths are fastened at one center point in the front and is open in back seat area; matching fabric straps. One side pocket (10.5 x 9 in.) on proper left leg; 2 side pockets (10 x 9 in. and 6 x 6 in.) on proper right leg. Waistband is 2 in. x 32.5 in. with 3 in. overlap in center front; proper right leg waistband is 18 in. long and left proper leg is 17.5 in. long.

Imprinted on inside proper right waistband (back): 32W-33L.

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