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Unlabelled fish and fruit still life skirt 1950

The Darnell Collection and Cotton Australia

Australian Fashion Council

Australian Fashion Council
Australia

Cotton New Look skirt with silk-screen pattern of fish and fruit in a still life setting
1950s
American
By ‘Unknown maker’
This unusual skirt is made from a medium with plain weave printed cotton. It has a unique silkscreened pattern of still life with fish, fruit and wine/water jugs. It is typical of the 50s desire for quirky novelty or conversational fabric prints. It has a simple waistband with gathering to create a full skirt effect. The skirt is unlined and would have been worn with a stiff petticoat underneath. There is a simple button and hole closure at the back of the waistband.

Other information
‘Textile Designs’ by Susan Meller and Joost Elffers, Thames & Hudson
(The book gives a good synopsis of types of textiles and prints over 200 years)
http://vintagefashionguild.org/fabric-resource/novelty-print

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  • Title: Unlabelled fish and fruit still life skirt 1950
  • Creator: The Darnell Collection, Cotton Australia
  • Date Created: 1950
  • Location Created: USA
  • Provenance: USA
  • Type: Skirt
  • Photographer: Cotton Australia
  • Original Source: The Darnell Collection
  • Medium: Cotton

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