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: Apr 11, 2012

Posted by Alex L

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I think I would make a garment out of the papers in my room considering I have so many. Though it would be rather hard to wear and would probably give me alot of paper cuts. But I visited this museum once, and they had items made out of random things, such a pair of onion skin gloves, a rice paper dress, and a dress made of ID cards. It was pretty cool!

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