Dress

Tahitians produced clothing from local plant materials. The flexible bodice of this dress is constructed by tying long strands of grass into a net; the ends hang down to form a wavy skirt. This dress rustles against the ground with the movements of the wearer – dirt still covers the grass ends.


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If you were to make a garment from materials found around your home, what would you create?

responded: Sep 13, 2011

Posted by Nicole

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If I were to make a garment from items around my house I would use cutlery and dishes to create a dress, obviously not a dress one could wear but more of a piece of art. I would combine the tinted drinking glasses, and silverware together with wire, while bending and curling the prongs of the forks and using plates to create mosaic designs. I would also be interested in using hardware from the garage, nails, screws, washers, nuts and bolts. These dresses would have extremely structured bodices (nails, cutlery) with textured skirts (screws, mosaic plates).

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