Vintage Silk Dupioni Kimono for 21" doll (16" body)Vintage Silk Dupioni Kimono for 21" doll (16" body)Vintage Silk Dupioni Kimono for 21" doll (16" body)Vintage Silk Dupioni Kimono for 21" doll (16" body)

Shown in the photos is a lovely embroidered silk dupioni kimono and obi. It is shown on a 21" Bru Jeune replica doll that is not available for sale. The body is about 16" tall. The kimono is loose-fitting enough where it could be used successfully on a number of doll body types, both German and French.

This outfit was made about 20 years ago. It is constructed from newer dupioni silk. The outer kimono is black dupioni, embroidered in a floral motif in shades of apricot, with green vines and leaves. It is fully lined in matching apricot dupioni silk. A constructed obi that closes with snaps is in matching apricot silk dupioni.

This outfit was copied after a photo of an antique Chevrot Bru doll that was painted and dressed as an oriental doll. The styling of the kimono for the antique doll and the copy shown here were never intended to be 100% authentic to a traditional human-sized Japanese kimono and obi. Both the Bru costumer in the 1880s and I intended a stylistic representation only of traditional Japanese dress. I have found that there are some people who are quite serious (and vocal!) about authentic traditional Japanese clothing. Just to be clear, this is a copy of an antique DOLL outfit, not a traditional Japanese outfit.

Thanks so much for looking....we appreciate your stopping by the Bisque Beauties shop on Ruby Lane!

Item ID: SHM-611

Vintage Silk Dupioni Kimono for 21" doll (16" body)


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