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Haramakis were first worn by the Japanese samurai during the 16th century. As a warriors’ clothing item, these steel-padded silk belts were tied with ribbons to their wearers’ bodies in the back. During the second world war, women made ‘thousand stitch’ haramakis for their men departing for the war as a token of good luck.

Hara means midriff, belly (cf. hara-kiri) and according to many, this part is responsible for vigour, for Chi. Maki means roll; you may see this word on the menus of a sushi bar.
 

 

 

 

Revamped haramaki came back into fashion at the end of the 20th century. This tube-shape clothing item is called waist protector or waist warmer in free translation, worn at mid-body generally between tops and skirts or pants.


Not only is modern haramakis comfortable, but also fashionable. It comes in different colours and fabrics, and definitely will be one of the most versatile accessories of your wardrobe. 

 


Why is protecting your waist important?

 

Your waist is one of your most vulnerable body parts, especially in a cold or chilly environment. If your waist is cold, your entire body feels cold, since most of the blood circulating in your veins passes through this area.

Heat maps excellently feature how much energy you lose wearing normal clothes. Once you wear a haramaki, not only does your midriff retain heat but your upper body, neck and limbs stay warm too.

 

 


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