Italy: Venice (?)

Front view

General description Lady in a very expensive costume (very wide brocade skirt)

Dimensions 14 x 11 x 7 cm

Date when acquired 2000s

Original Date Unknown

Source Flea market in Bochum, apparently originally bought in Venice; present from Fritz W.



Plastic body with movable eyes, arms and legs. Her ginger hair is drawn back from a side parting (right) to form a bun at the back of her head. Her hair is held in place by a fine black net, tied below her right ear with long black bands hanging down to her waist.


Back view


She has a very wide petrol blue brocade skirt with a 1.5-cm-wide band of white and silver braid 1 cm above the hem. Her tight bodice is made of black silk ribbon. A long white shawl is draped over her shoulders, reaching down to her waist. It has a long black fringe with gold thread woven into the band. The shawl is pinned in place by a rose made of pink silk ribbon. A piece of white lace peeps out from the V of the shawl at her neck.

She has white cotton panties on under her skirt and one white high-heeled plastic shoe (the left one is missing).


Side view




Background information

For general information about Italian costumes see the Italy text.



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