The Two Ears brand is a collaborative effort between Jonathan Lukacek and Ooe Yofukuten to create 1860’s-1880’s accurate bandannas. After a decade of collecting vintage pieces, old factory samples, and intense research, everything came together to bring this project to life in 2018.
The Liberty design dates from the 1890’s to early 1900’s. This design was integrated into many campaign bandannas and is a fine example of ephemeral bandannas during this era using a lot of dots, diamonds, and stripes. This was a pivotal design change in American bandannas from ornate to simple, and set the trend for the design of bandannas for the 1930’s and after.
Two Ears is a play on Japanese and English words. The word for selvedge in Japanese is “mimi” which also happens to mean ear - and the unit counter of corn in english is "ear". Two sides of selvedge, two ears.
The fabric is woven on narrow looms dating back to the 1800's with two sides of selvedge - the only bandana brand out there with this feature. The printing is all done by hand, and the sewing is all by a single operator. This entire process is done completely in Japan.
In the late 1800s, the black dye came from Aniline or Logwood, with Aniline black coming from a potentially dangerous process involving boiling muriatic acid. Basically, all this means that the color black was hard to produce back in the day.
After careful study of a vintage black bandanna from the 1880s and after pouring over their well of historical manufacturing resources, our friends at Two Ears Brand have managed to replicate a period-correct black color. Additionally, this bandanna will age authentically, fading over time just like a bandanna from 1880 would have.
The challenge of producing a perfect simple product is immense. Ooe Yofukuten are experts in this realm, and combined with Jonathan's deep knowledge of vintage bandanas, Two Ears has produced the absolute best bandana we've ever held.
- 100% cotton
- Two selvedge edges
- Vintage black color
- 50cm x 50cm (19.7" x 19.7")
- Made entirely in Japan
Measures 19.7" x 19.7" square
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