Shirt - African Women's Group, Tashiki, Orange & Black, Melbourne, circa 1990-1992 Object 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.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 77.50 cm (Height), 92.00 cm (Length)

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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, 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.

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