Black and White Attire

Convict suit, date unknown, colour unknown, this suit was issued in Tasmania.
Baiba Berzins, The Coming of Strangers : Life in Australia 1788-1922, (Sydney: Collins Australia/State Library of NSW, 1988), 81.


Henri Matisse, Costume for a Mourner, c1920. The nightingale,
the Russian Ballet. Reproduced from National Gallery of Australia Website

Japanese formal haori or topcoat, Meiji Era (1868–1912).
Hand woven silk, and hand made. Reproduced from Japanese Textile Art Website.