Bag

1995 (made), 1981 (designed)
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Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In 1981 Mortisha launched her label 'BEASTS, a legend in clothing for the living dead' and sold her macabre clothing and accessories in The Flea Market, Carnaby Street, before moving to The Great Frog, and later to premises in Camden Lock. Mortisha designed and made, among other items, black clothing, coffin bags and spider and bone necklaces for a Goth clientele. This coffin bag is a 1995 remake of one of her most popular designs. Mortisha also designed and made costumes for a range of performers, including Hot Gossip and Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Synthetic taffeta with rubber lining
Brief Description
Coffin bag, synthetic tafetta with rubber lining, Mortisha, Great Britain, 1995 (remake of 1981 design).
Physical Description
Coffin bag of synthetic taffeta with rubber lining, remake of 1981 design.
Production typeLimited edition
Credit line
Given by Mortisha
Object history
Registered File number 1995/1268.
Production
Remake of 1980-5 design
Subjects depicted
Summary
In 1981 Mortisha launched her label 'BEASTS, a legend in clothing for the living dead' and sold her macabre clothing and accessories in The Flea Market, Carnaby Street, before moving to The Great Frog, and later to premises in Camden Lock. Mortisha designed and made, among other items, black clothing, coffin bags and spider and bone necklaces for a Goth clientele. This coffin bag is a 1995 remake of one of her most popular designs. Mortisha also designed and made costumes for a range of performers, including Hot Gossip and Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees.

Collection
Accession Number
T.636-1995

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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