Block-printed velvet blazer

This Fanny Buss blazer belonged to Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan, New Zealand’s first Māori woman cabinet minister. Whetu worked with artists and designers such as Fanny Buss to create unique fabrics printed or woven with Māori motifs.

Details

Credit: Blazer, Fanny Buss (b.1910, d.1986), gifted by Dr Denis Sullivan and May-Ana Tirikatene Sullivan, Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2014/11/2
Copyright: Image © Lee Trusttum
Manufacturing location: Christchurch
Garment type: Blazer
Material: Velvet
Features: The blazer is block-printed.
Colour: Blue
Label: Fanny Buss
Date: 1975