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"Dark Indigo #2" Momohiki Pants
"Dark Indigo #2" Momohiki Pants


 
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Traditional Farmer's Pants
Our Price: $40.00
Material: Cotton
Length: 38"
Width: 41" Tie to Tie
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 1118MISC14N
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"Dark Indigo #2" Momohiki Pants

Excellent condition pair of momohiki pants - these are the traditional type of leg covering worn by Japanese farmers for decades, decades ago! They have generally been replaced by the monpe style of pants.

Momohiki, like most of the clothing used by Japanese farmers in the past, were dyed blue with indigo, which is said to deter snakes and insects. See video below about indigo dyeing in Japan.

The upper, triangular portion wraps at the waist somewhat like a kimono but with ties - no obi, zippers or buttons. The pattern for these seem to vary with certain areas pieced together seemingly to suit the materials available. These have a brighter blue lining at the hem that could be cuffed up. The dark indigo color and excellent condition is a rare find.

These are quite wearable for a very small sized person. No claims as to their comfort or how easy they would be to put on!
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