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Shirt - African Women's Group, Tashiki, Orange & Black, Melbourne, circa 1990 - 1992 Reg. No: SH 920674
- Alternative Name(s): Tashiki
Shirt made by the African Women's Group, circa 1990-1992, in Melbourne. This item is one of nine purchased from the African Women's Group, which was established in 1984 by Amelia Sello, an immigrant from South Africa. Mrs Sello also teaches crafts to group members. This is an everyday shirt worn by men and boys in many parts of southern Africa, e.g. Ghana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya.
- Cotton shirt, tie-dyed in orange and black diamond pattern. The shirt is loose-fitting, short-sleeved and collarless, with the neckline slit at the front and lined. Two patch pockets are attached at the hem, just in front of the side seams.
|Dimensions:||77.50 cm (Height), 92.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||handcrafts, cultural maintenance, ethnic groups, south africa culture, south african communities, south african immigration, mem|
|Themes this item is part of:||Amelia Sello, South African Migrant & Artist, 1984, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Clothing|
|Tertiary Classification:||regional costume|
|Maker:||African Women's Group, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1990-1992|
|References:||Contemporary Craft and Cultural Identity Project, by Deborah Tout- Smith and Anna Malgorzewicz for MoV and Monash University History Dept, 1992.|