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[Blue and gray striped dirndl skirt, Fukushima, Japan]

Schwartz, Alice Kuroiwa

[Blue and gray striped dirndl skirt, Fukushima, Japan]
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skirt
L: 23.5 in, W: 54.5 in
cotton

Fukuoka, Japan, 193x

(2004.1.32)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 skirt : cotton ; 23.5 x 54.5 in.

Accompanies jacket, 2004.1.33.

Indigo blue and gray striped dirndl skirt composed of 5 panels of varied widths (7-12 in.), elastic waistband (0.75 in.) and matching tie belt (1.25 x 47 in.). Pink baby diaper pin attached at waist.

Inscription
Written on label sewn to inside seam: Barbara Kawakami.

History
100% cotton fabric from mother-in-law. Worn with jacket (2004.1.33) and a cummerbund when working at Puhi Plantation in Kauai in the 1930's. In later years,used elastic to gather skirt.

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