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Inspirational Piece: Funeral kimono
from Collection and Inspiration 2001

silk, habotai silk, cotton thread
30.5 × 36.0 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
© Courtesy of the artist
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Inspirational Piece: Funeral kimono, (c. 1960s). Funeral kimono made from black silk with beige habotai silk lining. The kimono is folded to form a square parcel with the front surface fabric revealing the silk lining. Along the centre line of the front surface the armhole runs vertically in a wide band of black silk forming an inner rectangle with an opening/split down the centre. A border is constructed by wide hand sewn running stitches around the outside edge in red cotton. The reverse side shows a large section of the folded surface in black silk with a horizontal top section of cream silk. There is a central seam at the back running horizontally and red running stitches around the edges.