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94/231/1 Neckpiece, 'Mobius Bandolier', 925 sterling silver/ blued steel/ antique mother of pearl shell buttons, designed and made by Rowena Gough (b. 1958), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1993. Click to enlarge.

‘Mobius Bandolier’ neckpiece by Rowena Gough,

Made by Gough, Rowena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1993.

Rowena Gough has been interested in the ways in which body coverings can be physically and emotionally ‘protective’. The button bandolier is worn across the heart as a protective device. It is better worn over the shoulder and around the neck, rather than just around the neck. The Mobius strip is a sign of infinity, representing for Gough, a fluidity of gesture, a philosophy of continuous movement and progression. Macquarie dictionary: Mobius strip...’a continuous one-sided surface, as formed by...

Summary

Object No.

94/231/1

Object Statement

Neckpiece, 'Mobius Bandolier', 925 sterling silver/ blued steel/ antique mother of pearl shell buttons, designed and made by Rowena Gough (b. 1958), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1993

Physical Description

Neckpiece, 'Mobius Bandolier', 925 sterling silver/ blued steel/ antique mother of pearl shell buttons, designed and made by Rowena Gough, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1993

Wide band comprising seven rows of linked buttons, twisted once and joined to make a 'mobius strip'. Four lengthwise rows joined by links made of blued steel, and four rows joined by links made of silver. After the single twist the joined ends meet their opposite colours. To be worn across the body, over one shoulder.

Dimensions

Width

85 mm

Depth

9 mm

History

Notes

This is one of the artist's collection of 10 bandoliers made.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds from the Yasuko Myer Bequest, 1994

Acquisition Date

1 November 1994

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Mobius Bandolier' neckpiece by Rowena Gough, 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2019, <https://ma.as/140880>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/140880 |title='Mobius Bandolier' neckpiece by Rowena Gough, |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=22 September 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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