Pasifika outfit

Jean Clarkson/
1996

Type Outfits
This lavalava,waistcoat and bandana were in the 1995 Pasifika fashion show.
Title.Series Pasifika outfit
Measurements.Dimensions 2.80mx 1.15m
Measurements.Format large waistcoat
Measurements.Dimensions .75mx.75 (headscarf)
Materials.Medium Unbleached Calico.
Materials Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
the print was based on a tapa design from Pitcairn Island.
Techniques Hand-Painted
The pattern was hand-painted directly on to the screen with a block-out, then hand-printed.
Creator.Personal name Jean Clarkson/
Role Designer
Date.Creation 1996
Designed for a Pasifika Fashion Competition.
Location.Current Site NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Repository Private Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_jecl_005
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style PasifiKa
Part of a growing movement to design and print contemporary Pacific designs on fabric which are often sourced from traditional patterns and processes.
Culture Pacific
Subject Sharp triangle shapes, lines, mirrored pattern.
Subject Traditional Pacific patterns.
Relation.part of Range of garments printed for the "Style Pacific " label.
Description This garment won the Pareu section of the Pasifika Fashion show in 1996. The printed bandana, lavalava and waistcoat were one colour on a plain cream fabric to evoke the feeling of traditional tapa (cloth made from the paper mulberry tree and unique to the Pacific. )
Source Jean Clarkson
Jean Clarkson provided information about this work in 2000.
Rights Jean Clarkson.
Permission has been given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.

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