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

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Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history

Poverty Bay - taonga maori

     

Evening gown, c.1945, donated by Mrs Barbara Sloan, 1991.171

This dress, made, worn and later donated to the museum by Mrs Barbara Sloan, would have been a very special possession at a time when luxuries were limited. The maker has added personality to her simple dress by incorporating an interesting off-centre detail on the front of the skirt.