Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery
Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history
Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history Poverty Bay - taonga maori
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Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history

Poverty Bay - taonga maori

Evening coat, c.1930s, donated by Miss Nancy Pyke, 1978.45

This plum-coloured silk evening coat features heavily embellished collar and cuffs, and drapes inventively at the back, both popular features of 1930s evening wear. It would have been worn by a well-dressed lady to a special occasion. The wearer may have been the donor, the late Nancy Pyke. Miss Pyke was not only a generous donor to the museum, she spent many hours working as a dedicated volunteer.

 

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