‘Samurai the master swordsman’ children’s fancy dress costume

Made by A L Lindsay & Co Pty Ltd in Australia, Oceania, 1965-1975.

Fancy dress costume with cardboard cutout, children’s, ‘Samurai the master swordsman’, cotton / cardboard / plastic, A L Lindsay & Co Pty Ltd, Australia, 1965-1975

4 piece outfit comprising a kimono style robe and swords in the style of those used by the characters from the television series “Samurai the Master Swordsman.”

-1 Robe: Maroon cotton ankle-length robe with embossed flower pattern features cross-over front and long flared sleeves with yellow bound edges.Also a wide black and white p...

Summary

Object No.

93/433/36

Physical Description

Fancy dress costume with cardboard cutout, children's, 'Samurai the master swordsman', cotton / cardboard / plastic, A L Lindsay & Co Pty Ltd, Australia, 1965-1975

4 piece outfit comprising a kimono style robe and swords in the style of those used by the characters from the television series "Samurai the Master Swordsman."

-1 Robe: Maroon cotton ankle-length robe with embossed flower pattern features cross-over front and long flared sleeves with yellow bound edges.Also a wide black and white printed nylon waist sash with hook and eye closures. Mounted on a large header card printed with black and white cut-out star knives and a photographic image of Koichi Ose, the actor who played the role of Shintaro.

-2/1:2 Sword and scabbard: moulded plastic
-2/1 curved white sword
-2/2 black scabbard with adhered printed label marked " . . . / OFFICIAL / SAMURAI " and photo image of the actor. Size (overall ) H 610 x W 80 x D 55

-3/1:2 Sword and scabbard: moulded plastic
-3/1 curved white sword
-3.2 purple scabbard with adhered printed label with 2 photo images of the actors who play the roles of the Samurai's helpers. Size (overall) H 553 x W 40 x D 10


Children's fancy dress costume consisting of a cardboard cutout wearing a robe and two swords with matching scabbards. The colour cardboard cutout features a black and white photograph of Koichi Ose, the actor who played character Shintaro in the television series 'The Samurai'. The cutout is dressed in a maroon cotton ankle-length robe with an embossed flower pattern, turn-down collar and long flared sleeves. The robe features yellow binding on the front opening, collar and cuffs. A separate black and white printed nylon waist sash with hook and eye closures encircles the waistline of the cutout. The costume comes complete with two swords and complementing scabbards.

Production

Notes

The 'Samurai' fancy dress costume was made by A.L. Lindsay & Co. in Australia between 1965 and 1975.

Made

A L Lindsay & Co Pty Ltd 1965-1975

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1993

Acquisition Date

17 December, 1993

Cite this Object

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'Samurai the master swordsman' children's fancy dress costume 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2018, <https://ma.as/136443>

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