Artisan’s Apron

A maekake is a traditional apron worn by a craftsperson dating back to the 15th Century. mae means “in front”, kakaeru means “to hang something”.
In the Edo Period (1603-1868), this artisan’s apron took its present form. It became extremely popular from the 1950s to the 1970s both as a means of expressing passion for one's craft and as a medium of advertising. As it tightens around the waist, it is also said to be a way of preventing lower back pain for people who carry heavy objects such as rice dealers. The apron has been used by various craft industries such as sewing, weaving, and dyeing materials. Its use is tightly bound with the soul of Japan.

Made only from materials from Japan.
Maekake is made from cotton and strong canvas making it very durable and it will last for many years. It is weaved from a Japanese loom from ancient times. The essence of the apron is to fit the body perfectly, so it is finished with a very soft texture to mould around the shape of the wearer. It is still worn with pride by craftspeople in Japan today.
The art of sewing
After it is dyed, a waist string and pockets are attached. The string is made of thick red, white, and black thread to be tied firmly around the waist. Red and white are auspicious colors in Japan.
Made only from materials from Japan.
Maekake is made from cotton and strong canvas making it very durable and it will last for many years. It is weaved from a Japanese loom from ancient times. The essence of the apron is to fit the body perfectly, so it is finished with a very soft texture to mould around the shape of the wearer. It is still worn with pride by craftspeople in Japan today.
 
Traditional dyeing technique.
maekake receives it distinctive color from a traditional Japanese dyeing technique which uses organic dye from the indigo plant. This color represents calmness for Japanese people. The patterns in the apron are created with painstaking effort and ingenuity using starch on the dyeing stencil.
The significance of the color and
design of the apron.
The logo or company name are printed on to the apron as well as words to inspire good business. This serves as an expression of pride in the work and as a form of advertising. When the indigo blue begins to fade from washing, this is seen as a sign of the natural maturing of the artisan and it is worn with pride. The fading color is seen as a very beautiful natural thing in Japan.
Made only from materials from Japan.
Maekake is made from cotton and strong canvas making it very durable and it will last for many years. It is weaved from a Japanese loom from ancient times. The essence of the apron is to fit the body perfectly, so it is finished with a very soft texture to mould around the shape of the wearer. It is still worn with pride by craftspeople in Japan today.

■PRICE: U$95 (tax included)
■COLOR:Indigo blue
■QUALITY:Cotton100%
■thickness of the fabric:this fabric was woven 40years ago/ thick
■SIZE:450mm×700mm(17.71×27.55”)
■MADE IN JAPAN

This is a limited reprint from a mould that was used 40 years ago. It is an apron from “Food Engineering” company which is no longer in existence. The fabric has been dyed 40 years ago and it is a thick but will gradually become softer with wear.

MAEKAKE
Design of “Food Engineering” company

Price U$95 (sales tax including)

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■PRICE: U$95 (tax included)
■COLOR:Indigo blue
■QUALITY:Cotton100%
■thickness of the fabric:this fabric was woven 40years ago/ thick
■SIZE:470mm×670mm(18.50×26.37”)
■MADE IN JAPAN

This is a simple design with the central positive words 'ambition' or 'will'. It's our no. 1 bestseller overseas. It is made from thick but soft fabric and it will become even more soft with wear.

*It will be shipped in September.*

MAEKAKE
Design of Japanese words 

Price U$95 (sales tax including)

Quantity