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Medium
silk
Measurements
(a) 91.0 cm (centre back) 34.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 93.0 cm (centre back) 67.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(c) 13.0 × 166.0 × 1.5 cm irreg. (scarf)
Place/s of Execution
Australia
Inscription
(a-b) label, centre back, woven in white on black acetate: Akira
label, centre back, woven in white on black acetate: 2
(c) label, centre back, woven in white on black acetate: Akira
label, centre back, woven in white on black acetate: OS
Accession Number
2008.559.a-c
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2008
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Outfit comprising printed silk jacket, dress and scarf. (a) The loose flowing jacket reaches to below the knee and is printed in a mustard, green, red, purple, cream and gold floral and geometric design. The fabric across the back shoulders and sleeves has been hand stitched into shibori tied rosettes. (b) Sleeveless dress printed in a purple, red, white, black and gold floral and geometric design. The back is smocked with contrasting red thread. (c) Cream silk scarf printed with a floral design of pink, orange, blue, grey red and green. It is made of layers of scalloped strips that have had their edges left raw to fray slightly. Long fabric ties are attached to either end.