Men's bathing suit with appliqued motifs

The Christchurch textile company, Lane Walker Rudkin, was established in 1904. The company manufactured garments under the Lane Walker Rudkin label as well as a number of iconic brands such as Canterbury and Jockey. The company was placed into receivership in 2009. 


Credit: Gifted to Te Papa by Douglas Crump, 2007
Copyright: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, CC BY-NC-ND licence
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Christchurch
Garment type: Bathing suit
Material: Wool
Features: The woollen NZ and fern motifs on this bathing suit were appliquéd by hand.
Colour: Navy
Label: Lane Walker Rudkin
Date: 1930s