Better, Smarter, Greener – Collection Highlight #3

Home Made Dress with Tropical Motif

Inspired by nature, this mini-dress was made in 1978 from fabric designed in Western Samoa.  Palm trees dot the bodice and skirt, and a beach scene with a palm grotto is around the hem.

Throughout human history, the natural has been a great source of inspiration for artists and designers. Reminding us of our place in the wider world, natural motifs appear in art of every type, from cave paintings to grand architectural statements, from every corner of the world.

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1978. Dress, 1994.38.3. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).