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Textile piece made by Banduk Marika and Mercedes Textiles

Designed
Jenny Kee collection of clothing, textiles, artwork and archive, Australia/England/Japan/Africa/USA 1967-1995

Jenny Kee (born Sydney 1947) is one of Australia's most important designers, best known for designing and retailing a unique range of colourful clothing and knitwear. One major theme links all aspects of this collection, Jenny Kee's love of Australia's unique natural environment. Her garments are a canvas for her artwork featuring images of native flora and fauna, the opal gem stone …

Summary

Object No.

99/6/82

Object Statement

Textile piece, cotton cheesecloth, Banduk Marika/ Mercedes Textiles Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1983-1984

Physical Description

Textile piece, cotton cheesecloth, Banduk Marika/ Mercedes Textiles Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1983-1984.

Textile piece made of printed black cotton cheesecloth. The design is worked in white puff paint on a black ground and features boxes with linear designs of snakes, goanna, emu, emu tracks on a fractured linear background.

Marks

Printed on selvage 'Printed by Mercedes Textiles Pty Ltd Sydney AUSTRALIA'.

Dimensions

Width

930 mm

Production

Notes

This textile was designed by Banduk Marika in Australia.

Jenny Kee met Banduk Marika through Ace Burke (a dealer in Aboriginal art at the Hogarth Gallery in Sydney) and they became friends. Banduk did this print for Jenny to use in clothing to be sold through her shop.

This textile was printed by Mercedes Textiles Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

This textile was made 1983-1984.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1999

Acquisition Date

2 February 1999

Cite this Object

Harvard

Textile piece made by Banduk Marika and Mercedes Textiles 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 9 December 2022, <https://ma.as/167701>

Wikipedia

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