Ruched bathing suit with detailed print

TheĀ Canterbury label was first used by the Christchurch family business, Lane Walker Rudkin, in the 1920s. By the 1950s, the business had expanded and garments, including underwear, sportswear and swimwear, were being manufactured all over New Zealand.


Credit: Image courtesy of Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, GH015884
Copyright: This image has CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Lane Walker Rudkin
Garment type: Bathing suit
Material: Cotton, elastomer
Label: Canterbury of New Zealand
Date: 1950s