A Set of 2 Large Masks: Japanese Cotton Yukata Ear Loop Masks (Ai)
Shipping starts on Wednesday, June 3.
Protect yourself and the community with a set of 2 large face masks made from Japanese vintage yukata fabric. Or give to your family, friends and the community in need. Proceeds go to Fashion Girls fund which is currently producing PPE gowns in NYC to donate to hospitals and nursing homes.
An interior pocket to insert your own filters to create an appropriate barrier necessary for Covid-19. Please note any cloth masks alone do not give enough protection. We recommend the use of a medical grade surgical mask as filter.
Everyone's head size varies. To adjust your mask ear loop length, detachable head elastic is strongly recommended.
Reversible. Lined with jersey knits in various colors.
Made in sunny California by a women-owned ethical "essential" business factory.
Washable and reusable. Machine wash cold / Do not tumble dry.
Made from 100% yukata fabric. Due to vegetable-dye and indigo-dye used in yukata fabric, please wash separately from white.
Yukata (indigo-dyed summer kimono) developed as a type of Kimono to be primarily worn after bathing. It is not formal wear but requires elegance and a sense of humor. This is because Edo people have an Iki (smart) character. Yukata became room wear/nightwear in the 19th century and has been used for summer festivals, including En-nichi (festival days), other festive occasions, and fireworks displays. Its thin cotton fabric breathes well, and is less likely to stick to sweaty skin. Yukata gives off a cool-looking impression as a common feature of Japanese summertime. Although the current mainstream is Yukata of print dyeing type, a craftsman uses dye containers of a sprinkling can type, called Yakan (kettles), to pour dyes onto the fabricin the original traditional dyeing process. This is a Japan- specific dyeing method called Chusen. When multiple Yakan filled with different colored dyes are used for simultaneous pouring, beautiful shadings can be created, but this technique calls for a high degree of skill. Its controlled colors, based on indigo and deep blue, represent “Iki Eand produce manual-dyed specific textures that emulate the fading brought about by many years of use.
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