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[Left hand denim tekko (hand protector), Oahu, Hawaii]

Watanabe, Kin

[Left hand denim tekko (hand protector), Oahu, Hawaii]
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hand protector
L: 9.5 in, W: 4.5 in
denim

Oahu, Hawaii, unknown

(2004.1.43)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 hand protector : denim ; 9.5 x 4.5 in.

Denim tekko (hand protector) for left hand only. Shape similar to mitten with finger tips cut off; palm lined with muslin; reinforced stitching between thumb and first finger. Thumb to wrist: 8 in.

History
Tekko was worn on left hand for extra heavy field work by men and women.

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