Bessie Maki



Haramaki comes from the Japanese words hara, meaning the center of the body, and maki, meaning ‘to wrap up.’

Dancers love the Maki as a belly warmer during rehearsals and classes. Wear it over the bust and pulled down to the hips, or scrunched around the midsection. The Maki is also a great way to smooth the bulk of jeans when wearing a form-fitting tee shirt and pantaloon waistbands when wearing a Choli Dress.

[sizing updated 2 Jan 2021]
S/M fits Waist/Hip 25-28″
M/L fits Waist/Hip 29-34″
L/XL fits Waist/Hip 33-36″
XL/2XL fits Waist/Hip 37-40″
2XL/3XL fits Waist/Hip 41-44″
2XL/3XL fits Waist/Hip 45-48″

How to choose your size: measure your waist and hips and choose a Maki 2″ less than your widest measurement. Fabric has 3″ stretch, the fit will be snug but not tight.

Length from top to bottom: 22″, 22.5″, 23″, 23.5″, 24″respectively.
Width (unstretched): 24″, 28″, 32″, 36″, 40″, 44″ respectively.

Made of 96% Cotton/4% Lycra to accommodate all sorts of movement.

Handmade by Carolena. If you don’t see your size or have questions about sizing, drop a line to I am happy to create any size that suits you!

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 2 × 1 in

Black, Burgundy, Charcoal Heather, Chocolate Brown, Forest Green, Navy, Red, Royal blue, Turquoise, Violet


2XL/3XL, 3XL/4XL, L/XL, M/L, S/M, XL/2XL