Pitcairn pattern

Jean Clarkson
1994

Type Cloth
Title Pitcairn pattern
Measurements.Dimensions 2m x 1.15m
Materials.Medium Unbleached Calico.
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
Four colour print
Techniques Hand-drawn
The pattern was drawn directly onto the screen with a greasy crayon, then hand-printed. More crayon was added and then printed in another colour. So the colours are layered on top of each other.
Creator.Personal name Jean Clarkson
Role Artist
Date.Creation 1994
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number poi_ap_jecl_002
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style Pacific
Culture Pacific
Subject red triangles, stripes of blue, red yellow and ochre.
Subject Pacific patterns.
Designs were gathered from Tapa patterns of Pitcairn Island.
Relation.part of Series of fabric lengths
Description The patterns were gathered while researching Tapa (a cloth made from the bark of the paper mulberry tree ) making in the Pacific. Jean has an interest in Pitcairn Is. as her Grandmother was born there.
Source Jean Clarkson
Jean Clarkson provided information, about this work in 2000.
Rights Jean Clarkson
Permission has been given by the artist to present work in the NZDA.

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