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Inspirational Piece: Akira Shopping Bag
from Collection and Inspiration 2001

paper, cotton tape, ink, cotton thread
24.5 × 31.0 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: Akira Shopping Bag, (c. 1990s). Coated white paper bag printed with logo (akira) in black ink on both sides in the lower right corner. A black cotton tape threaded through two small holes at the top edge and knotted behind forms the bags' handles. The bag is folded so that the flattened base rests against the reverse face of the bag. This is held in place by a continuous border of wide loose running stitches in red cotton which continue around the outside edges of the black tape handles.