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[Indigo kasuri momohiki (pantaloons), Hawaii, 1920s]

Endo, Tsuyoshi

[Indigo kasuri momohiki (pantaloons), Hawaii, 1920s]
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L: 29.75 in, L: 18 in

Hawaii, 1920-1929


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 kasuri pantaloons : cotton ; 29.75 in., inseam 18 in.

Indigo blue kasuri momohiki (pantaloons) with small square and line pattern; pleats in front and back, and ties at sides. One pocket (5 x 4.5 in.) on proper right front. Gusset in crotch area. Waistband is 1.5 in. wide and extends into ties on both sides; proper left front has a buttonhole with attached tie of mismatched floral design fabric. Seam in back of both legs (10-10.5 in. from bottom) where the fabric was patched together.

Hiroshima design, originally a man's (Mr. Yahino's) yukata. Mrs. Endo made it into momohiki pants, which Hawaii issei women wore under their full skirts when working in the fields (traditionally momohiki were worn over kimono when doing farmwork in Japan).

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