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  • Place of origin:

    London (retailed)

  • Date:

    1993 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Komodo (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bark cloth and shells

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lesley Goring

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bark cloth waistcoat trimmed with cowrie shells and shells used as buttons

Place of Origin

London (retailed)


1993 (made)


Komodo (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Bark cloth and shells

Object history note

Registered File number 1993/1188, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995, in the exhibition it was part of an outfit called 'Streetstyle exhibition 1993-4 UK', outfit 6 (includes the jumper T.281-1993, the bag T.447-1993 and the jeans T.460-1993).

Descriptive line

Waistcoat, bark cloth decorated with shells, Komodo, Great Britain, 1993

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Described in the exhibition publication, part of an outfit called 'Streetstyle exhibition 1993-4 UK'.
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties


Bark cloth; Cowrie shells


Fashion; Clothing; Women's clothes; Streetstyle exhibition 1994

Production Type

Ready to wear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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