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A.R. [Indonesian-dutch fashion designer]. [Collection of 5 partly handcoloured fashion designs based upon indonesian tradition female dress].
S.I. ['s-Gravenhage], A.R., [circa], 1947 In-plano. Tog. 7 A-4 sized leaves (versos blank). Each leave with a separate partly handcolured fashion design, with descriptive text in Ms. in ink. 1:(Serimpi): Skirt in blue Faille woven with silver stripes and a plain panel in front. Silver girdle lined purple. Bodice in darker blue velvet with silver braiding. 2: Model Jenny III. 3: Koor III. 4: Caladium . Suggestions for application... 5: Malayu. Gown in burnt-orange chiffon. Skirt straitht, folded over at a side to form a "Plis Creux". Skirt draped over belt at side, to re-appear from under belt as a plaited scarf in crimson and mauve. Bodice folded over at side. Belt and Sandals crimson velvet. The Bodice should fit tightly enough to dispense with shoulder straps; 6: Slendang. Gown in powder-blue and pale yellow geogette. The bodice crosses at the back and is held in front by two Javanese ornaments in Chaste Silver. One end of the bodice passes under the girdle as a long pleated loose panel. Belt in yellow felted faced silver. 7: "Sunda". Gown in brown and gold metal cloth. Skirt straight, folded over in front and draped under belt. Belt gold; Belt and bodice faced with green. Pink Coatee in stiff transparant material (Organdie with metal thread, stiffened lace etc.) jade buttons.
An interesting convolut, vere well preserved. Designs look a bit old fashioned, even for the first few years after the end of the Second Worldwar. It might be due to the fact that desiners lived on Java under the Japanese oppression 1942-1945.

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