Collection Online
cotton, synthetic polymer paint, metallic paint, fabric dyes
143.0 cm (centre back) 82.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
label, centre back neckline, woven in mauve on black: Katie Pye / Sydney Australia
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 2006
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Hand-painted, hand dyed cotton kimono style poncho with wide square sleeves and panels. The front features a shawl collar extending down to triangular shaped panels. The sleeve is constructed from three rectangular panels. The entire garment is lino printed with metallic gold swirls and dyed in purple/pink/orange hues. The painted illustrations consist of faces, hands and a religious icon on the rear.