Tiki Fabric

Patricia Edwards
1996

Type Cloth
Title Tiki Fabric
Measurements.Dimensions 1.15m x any length
Detail of a fabric length
Materials.Medium Cotton (textile)
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
Three-colour print on white fabric.
Creator.Personal name Patricia Edwards
Role Designer
Date.Creation 1996
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_paed_008
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style Maori
Culture Maori
Subject Purple and black spiral designs, green tiki.
Subject Maori Designs
The spiral background design is found in traditional carvings and more contemporary tattoo and fabric design. The tiki figure in the foreground is found in common use in the tourist area and more traditional use in carving.
Relation.part of Range of fabric lengths
Description This complex design has been hand-drawn and worked up as a repeat, then the colour separations have been done to create a three colour print.
Source Patricia Edwards
Patricia Edwards provided information on this work in 1999.
Source Jean Clarkson
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Patricia Edwards
Permission was given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.

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