Tuesday, August 4, 2009

1870s Japanese Boy's Apron Handwoven Tie-dyeing Cotton

Hannah won this beautiful indigo-dyed apron from Kyoto, Japan on ebay today. Text read...

This is Hara-ate ( belly protector ) worn by a boy. Made with handwoven, indigo tie-dyed cotton in 1870s ( early Meiji period ). It measures 52.5cm ( 20 1/2" ) in length and 53cm ( 21" ) in width.

condition : a few small holes

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