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Zandra Rhodes (1940)

Indian Feather - Design for Fabric

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ZANDRA RHODES (Born 1940)

Indian Feather ” Design for Fabric "

Signed and dated ”˜73 Watercolour and bodycolour

52 by 61.5 cm., 20 by 24 in. (frame size 63.5 by 74 cm., 25 by 29 in.)

On a trip to New York in 1970, Zandra Rhodes visited the National Museum of the American Indian where she was fascinated and inspired by the costume designs featuring feathers, porcupine quills and beads. She developed her studies of the headdresses and embroidered costumes into a series of fabric designs using colour combinations originally used by Native Americans. We are grateful to the Zandra Rhodes Studio for help in cataloguing this work.