Bessie Maki


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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, scrunched around the midsection, or doubled over as a mini skirt. 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 29 AUG 2021, standardized to match Dance Camp Pants & Elevation Jacket]
S/M fits standard US size 6-10; 34-38″
M/L fits standard US size 10-14; 38-42″
L/XL fits standard US size 14-18; 42-45″
XL/2XL fits standard US size 18-22; 45-49″
2XL/3XL fits standard US size 22-26; 49-53″

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): 33″, 37″, 41″, 44″, 48″ 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

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