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Japanese Navy Issued Haramaki Belly Wrap
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The haramaki, or belly wrap, dates back to feudal Japan when it was a garment worn beneath armor. In the 20th century, and during the Second World War, it was a garment that provided added warmth and insulation to the wearer's torso. This is a regulation, Navy-issued haramaki of the World War II period for wear by Imperial Navy personnel, issue tag has been removed. It is constructed of white wool, and it is approximately 8 3/4 inches wide by 41 inches long. It has four buttons with which to secure it around the body. It shows some spots and toning but it is in excellent condition.