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.
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
Image © Lee Trusttum
The blazer is block-printed.