The wide hair band offers many wearing options thanks to its cut.
Fabric width: approx. 25 cm
Material: 100 % cotton (Aizu Momen)
Color: beige / plum
Care instructions: hand wash with mild detergent
Aizu Momen is a cotton fabric that has been woven in Aizu Wakamatsu, a town in the north-eastern part of the Japanese archipelago, for over 400 years. It is still highly valued today because of its high quality and traditional production techniques. The 100-year-old looms of the Yamada Momen Orimoto Company, from which our fabrics come, were developed by the founder of Toyoto Industries, Sakichi Tayoda, long before his son became famous with automobiles.
Aizu cotton has long been used by farmers for work clothes.
Originally, the fabric was woven by women farm workers during their breaks from work. Even today, it is women who operate the old looms in meditative-like work.
Before weaving, the warp is soaked in wheat starch. On top of this, the weft threads are woven in between, creating fine knots that form a layer of air in the textile.
Compared to other cotton textiles, Aizu Momen has a higher breathability and is also very absorbent. The fabric is thick and durable, cool in summer and warm in winter.