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Inspirational Piece: Kimono
from Collection and Inspiration 2001

silk, cotton thread, polyester, Velcro
41.0 × 34.0 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
Inspirational Piece: Kimono, (c. 1960s). Screen-printed silk kimono with 'Jurban' (underlay petticoat). The printed design comprises a red background with large circular motifs in pale pink and white featuring cranes, pine trees and flowers. The garment is folded to form a square parcel and hand sewn in place with large loose running stitches in red cotton along the outside edge. The front surface is folded so that the open neckline of the kimono is displayed, showing a reinforced white ribbon band running down the central length. Two pleats sit either side of the neckband and screen-printed details are visible. The reverse side shows a detail of the kimono's machine stitched seam, visible through a hand stitched opening.