Maekake (translation: "hanging in front"), aprons originate with humble beginnings dating back to the 16th century in Japan during the Edo period. Rice farmers, sake and shoyu brewers and miso producers began to use the apron in a laboring environment, which quickly adapted to suit the potential for advertising, often bearing the brand or shop logo. These waist-tied aprons are made of an indigo dyed canvas (75%) / rayon (25%), feature a convenient pocket on the wearer's right side, and adorned with a traditional fringe at the bottom. 29.5" L x 18" W, 98" waistband tie. Machine wash cold with like colors on a delicate cycle; hang to dry.