Shark's teeth shirt

Jean Clarkson

Type Shirts
Title Shark's teeth shirt
Measurements Size 14
Materials.Medium Unbleached Calico.
Materials.Medium Printing Ink
Techniques Block printed
The same way as tapa (cloth made from the paper mulberry tree)is printed with the block under the fabric and rubbed from above.
Creator.Personal name Jean Clarkson
Role Artist
Date.Design 1996
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_jecl_009
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style Pacific
Culture Pacific
Subject Bold diagonal shapes, triangles, lines.
Subject Pacific patterns.
Creating the look of a traditional piece of tapa.
Relation.part of A range of shirts.
Produced for the "Style Pacific" label.
Description Jean produced shirts and lavalava for the Style Pacific label which were retailed in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in the 1990's. The designs were based on traditional Pacific motifs and old tapa samples researched from the Auckland Museum.
Source Jean Clarkson
Jean Clarkson provided image analysis and 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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