Vintage Japanese Maekake worker's apron
Maekake Indigo natural dye. Werkschort uit Japan.
Vintage schort, mooi op een denim jeans.
Brievenpakket post zending 3,50 euro
The History of a Classic Japanese Garment
The maekake’s origins lie in the 15th century, when Muromachi-era fishermen would cut aprons from old sailcloth to tie around waists. The garment’s full and formal name is ho-maekake, or sailcloth apron. In Japan, as elsewhere, necessity led to the reuse and refashioning of worn-out materials.
The maekake’s popularity peaked in the 1950′s and 1960′s. Most maekake were made in Toyohashi city in Aichi prefecture, some 300 kilometers (185 miles) from Tokyo.
During the dramatic expansion of Japan’s post-war economy, maekake production boomed, and aprons printed with a shop or company name spread among sake breweries, stores selling rice, miso, soy sauce and fertilizers, and food manufacturers across the country.