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'Transformer: White Waratah Warrior, Walking the Sacred Path' outfit by Jenny Kee and Masahiro Nakagawa

The outfit is a sculptural costume piece with its hands in prayer position. At the top is a headpiece sculpted out of translucent organdie and muslin forming the shape of a white waratah with an outer sheath of petal shapes and featuring 2 leggings, 2 long sleeves, knitted vest, bustle skirt in the shape of a waratah, silk Tibetan blessing scarves stencilled with motifs of the goddess Tara, t-shirt dress, kimono, head and collar, quiver, bow and arrow. The garment features couched cord applied to the outer layer of the work spelling out a Tibetan Buddhist mantra.
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'Transformer: White Waratah Warrior, Walking the Sacred Path' outfit by Jenny Kee and Masahiro Nakagawa

The outfit is a sculptural costume piece with its hands in prayer position. At the top is a headpiece sculpted out of translucent organdie and muslin forming the shape of a white waratah with an outer sheath of petal shapes and featuring 2 leggings, 2 long sleeves, knitted vest, bustle skirt in the shape of a waratah, silk Tibetan blessing scarves stencilled with motifs of the goddess Tara, t-shirt dress, kimono, head and collar, quiver, bow and arrow. The garment features couched cord applied to the outer layer of the work spelling out a Tibetan Buddhist mantra.
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