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Leaf tunic, jacket and sitting mats

screenprinted cotton
(a) 40.0 cm (centre back) 65.0 cm (sleeve length) (Jacket)
(b) 98.0 cm (centre back) 65.0 cm (sleeve length) (Leaf Tunic)
(c-g) 29.0 × 29.0 × 6.0 cm (each) (Sitting Mats)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
(a) Worn over the tunic is a short jacket, made in pale green cotton. Cut in an assymmetrical manner, the proper right is cut acutely to the armhole. The proper left front panel hangs on a slight angle, draping loosely across the front of the tunic. (b) The Leaf print tunic, made in white cotton, has a simple round neckline and long sleeves. The hemline edge is slightly curved with slits at each side, giving the garment extra volume. Hand screenprinted with a random placement print, the tunic is decorated with tiny leaf print falling delicately across the surface. (c) - (g) Five sitting mats, covered with matching leaf print fabric.