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Outfit designed by David McDiarmid

American Indian inspired outfit comprising jacket, pants and hat.

Jacket: untailored, loose fitting jacket with long straight sleeves made of dark red soft suede. Round neck, wide lapels and shoulder yoke at back with red suede tassels. Flaps from shoulders to hang down left and right front. Flap of tan suede hands from neck down centre back. The jacket is heavily decorated with metal studs, paua shell, ribbons and coloured leather fringing. Handstitched with red suede thong and unlined.

Trousers: pair of tight fitting trousers made of patches of tan chamois. Elastic waist and gusset at crotch. Short overskirt of same fabric attached at waist, cut in zigzag and decorated with punched holes. Decorated all over with tassels of different coloured fabric. Glued together and handstitched and unlined.

Hat: modified commercially made Davey Crocket hat of rabbit fur, decorated with cut out eyes, small gold horns, tassels, chin strap of black and red leather.
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Outfit designed by David McDiarmid

American Indian inspired outfit comprising jacket, pants and hat.

Jacket: untailored, loose fitting jacket with long straight sleeves made of dark red soft suede. Round neck, wide lapels and shoulder yoke at back with red suede tassels. Flaps from shoulders to hang down left and right front. Flap of tan suede hands from neck down centre back. The jacket is heavily decorated with metal studs, paua shell, ribbons and coloured leather fringing. Handstitched with red suede thong and unlined.

Trousers: pair of tight fitting trousers made of patches of tan chamois. Elastic waist and gusset at crotch. Short overskirt of same fabric attached at waist, cut in zigzag and decorated with punched holes. Decorated all over with tassels of different coloured fabric. Glued together and handstitched and unlined.

Hat: modified commercially made Davey Crocket hat of rabbit fur, decorated with cut out eyes, small gold horns, tassels, chin strap of black and red leather.
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