30s Vintage Glamorous Kimono Lurex Woven Pekinese Dogs
A gorgeous vintage kimono, with a touch of whimsical glitz! Classic kimono styling. The upper bodice and sleeves are lined in tissue silk. The kimono appear to me to be completely hand sewn, and nicely done. The black crepe fabric is adorned with pekinese dogs wearing a ruffled collar sitting, standing, and playing with an ornate over-sized ball. The images are woven in three shades of metallic thread. There are three different images, repeated.
No size label. Kimonos tend to be nearly One Size Fits All. I wear a modern size 12, and the fit is comfortable, with the front able to be wrapped about 2 inches. The kimono has not been pinned on the mannequin.
|Sleeve length from back of neck||25.5"||63.5|
Silky feeling black crepe with gold, silver and copper colored metallic threads. White lining is very tissue weight, I believe it's silk
No tags at all
Kimonos are typically worn open, and there are no buttons or other obvious closures on the outside. However, there is a small self-fabric loop at waist level sewn into the edge of the facing on each side, could be used with a frog or perhaps a cord to hold the kimono closed.
Very good. I found a single pinhole adjacent to the left sideseam near the waist when I held the kimono up to a bright light and inspected closely. There are a few small areas of light tannish staining to the white lining and there are two small holes in the lining with the staining on the right inner front - see close-up. I repaired some open shoulder seams by hand stitching. No other issues seen.