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Actual Piece: Beaded Dress
from Collection and Inspiration 2001

cotton calico, beading, cotton wadding, cotton threads, habotai silk
147.0 × 36.0 cm (folded)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Actual Piece: Beaded Dress, 1998-99 (spring/summer). Long sleeveless cotton calico dress with red habotai silk lining and encrusted surface beading in clear silver and white across the length of the front panel. The hemline of the dress features a rounded neckline and armholes cut slightly smaller than the lining to create a contrast effect. The detailed beading depicts birds, flowers and vines. Wide loose running stitches in red cotton form a border around the outside contours of the dress. Running stitches in red cotton horizontally at chest, waist and knee levels and in diagonal lines down the (facing) left side.