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Navaho Indian outfit
1984

Medium
screenprinted cotton
Measurements
(a) 71.0 cm (centre back) 13.0 cm (width across shoulders) (top)
(b) 90.0 cm (centre back) 35.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Inscription
none
Accession Number
1998.58.a-b
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1998
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
a) The sleeveless tank top is printed with a geometric pattern on cotton. The front has a pale yellow ground with brown, yellow and black motifs and the back is a pale pink ground with black, blue and red motifs. b) The matching skirt is printed with a geometric pattern in black, blue and red on a pale pink ground. The skirt is gathered into the waistband and has a tubular train extending from the hemline on the proper right side. The train is worn threaded through the legs and wrapped around the waist or neck in the manner of a sari.