A Child's Pieced Cotton Kimono: Stripe Variants and Lining
ca. mid twentieth century
34" x 32", 86.5 cm x 81.5 cm
Even though this marvelous child's cotton kimono is hand stitched from what appear to be re-used cottons, the actual garment itself seems not to have been worn.
And it is a beautiful one.
This kimono has been sewn from three different types of woven striped fabrics and its interior is a fabulous collage of left over cottons: the applied cottons on the inside of this small coat were stitched to the seat and the hem of the kimono for the purpose of durability.
This is not a kimono for a very small child; it was probably intended for one of about 6 or 7 years of age.
The colors are a lovely mix of dull greens, black, rust and white, and the placement of these different striped fabrics is thoughtful and beautiful.
A wonderful child's kimono.