Actual Piece: Shift dress, 1997-98 (spring/summer). Sleeveless, bias cut dress made from a screen-printed silk fabric of brilliant red background and pale pink and white circular motifs featuring cranes, pine trees and flowers. The garment has been folded into a flat square parcel with the front surface revealing the rounded neckline of the dress and a diagonal seam running across the (facing) right corner. The outside edges of the folded parcel have been hand sewn together with large loose running stitches in red cotton. The reverse side shows similar details of screen-printed illustrations and has an identical diagonal seam running across the (facing) right corner.