Japanese Maekake Traditional Apron Indigo Denim Cotton Longer Length YA72
This is an original shopkeeper's apron from Japan and sewn prior to 1975, the year it was sent to my friend in NY.
It advertises a fruit company with the sales office and headquarters info written below. It has a wonderful banana bunch on both sides.
These are wonderful, sturdy, washable cotton aprons that identify the shop where once worn. The characters are resist dyed, not just printed on the background. Both sides have the images. In good condition but has dye transfer from the blue areas to the white in places. Photos 1-4 are of the one side; photos 5-8 are the opposite side.
The main color is still very dark indigo.
Width is 17.5", length is 26" plus fringe. Ties extend 31" from the sides.