Legging (habaki) made of parallel lengths of straw bound together in bundles at regular intervals with a darker fibre. Two panels have been attached together vertically along the length of the straw bundles. The resultant legging is slightly wider at one end than the other. From each side of the wider end is a length of cord made from vegetable fibre which has been secured to the legging with a square of fabric sewn onto the legging. The straw has been bent over at the wider edge, but left with rough edges at the narrower end.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org