Please scroll down for a larger /more / clearer picture(s). 100% Vintage Mattel This is a lot of two Vintage Japanese Barbie Kimono outfits.
I believe the blue one to be a prototype vintage Barbie doll Japanese exclusive Kimono. I received both Kimonos and Obi's from the same person that lived in Guam back in the 1960s. The lengths and widths are the same on both garments.
Both have the original basting threads and both are cut identically except the blue kimono has one extra seam in the front and the red and gold Obi has the bow placement on the opposite side. The stitching is the same on both. The red and gold Obi has an exterior lining and the gold and white Obi has an interior lining. All garments pieces are hand stitched except exterior edge stitching on both and the one additional mentioned seam on the blue Kimono.What I find most interesting is that the collars are a gold dotted crepe, and they are the same on both kimonos. I also want to note that the blue fabric has gold speckles on it as do the aforementioned collars and the rare red version of this garment that we see more frequently. This blue kimono or furisode (first formal dress for miss) has a few very faint stains (see photographs below) and they are hard to see and there are two very faint lines on the interior pink crepe.
The Black and Silver Kimono has some where to the fabric outer surface only. The purse came in the lot. 2 Vintage Japanese Kimono Outfits 1 Prototype Amazing" is in sale since Thursday, April 05, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Vintage (Pre-1973)\Vintage (Pre-1967)". The seller is "hereismagic" and is located in Seneca Falls, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.