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[Indigo kasuri momohiki (pantaloons)]

Maeda, Kiyoko

[Indigo kasuri momohiki (pantaloons)]
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L: 25.5 in, L: 37 in

, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 kasuri pantaloons : cotton, elastic ; 37 in., inseam 25.5 in., waist 20 in..

Indigo blue kasuri momohiki (pantaloons) with repeating line and square design; elastic at waist and ankles. One pocket (5 x 5.5 in.) on proper right front. Gusset panel in crotch area.

Hawaii Issei women wore momohiki under their full skirts when working in the fields (traditionally momohiki were worn over kimono when doing farmwork in Japan).

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