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Shirt

1940s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Short-sleeved Hawaiian shirt of dark red synthetic fibre printed with design of yellow hibiscus flowers with green and blue leaves.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Printed synthetic fibre
Brief description
Shirt, hawaiian, multicoloured printed synthetic fibre with hibiscus design, Kuonakakai, Hawaii, 1940s
Physical description
Short-sleeved Hawaiian shirt of dark red synthetic fibre printed with design of yellow hibiscus flowers with green and blue leaves.
Dimensions
  • Weight: 0.3kg
  • Sleeve length: 24cm
  • Collar to hem length: 77cm (maximum)
  • Armpit to armpit width: 67cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and inscriptions
'KUONAKAKAI / AUTHENTIC HAWAIIAN ORIGINAL' (On woven manufacturer's label inside collar)
Credit line
Given by John Allison
Object history
Registered File number 1995/403, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic reference
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties Not described in the exhibition publication.
Collection
Accession number
T.201-1995

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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