wearable art

Saturday Funny Papers
1983

Pair of mules/sandals (slides) handmade by Gaza Bowen. The sandals do not match in pattern (on purpose); both are in black and white leather with a coral colored sueded leather lining. A: Right...

c. 1984-1986

Sandals handmade by Gaza Bowen. The lining or base of the sandal is dark brown leather, with a turned up toe. The sides of the sandals are bridgt yellow leather. A polychrome leather strip runs...

1983

This is a pair of handmade boots by Gaza Bowen. A: Is the right boot; B: is the left boot. The tops of the boots are blue and white batik fabric, with three vertical bands of white diamonds per...

1984

A pair of handmade shoes by Gaza Bowen; closed toe, with a wrap arould ankle strap that ties. A: Right shoe, signed "Gaza '84" on the lining at the back. B: Left shoes, inscribed...

c.1982-1989

A pair of polychrome leather and snakskin ankle length boots, with a metal zipper on the inside of each boot. Although both heels are of orange colored leather, the boots themselves are of...

c. 1958

tunic. Description: loom-formed tunic (tubular construction) of silk and linen (ochre-green) with inlays of brown, pink, blue, orange and yellow,; batteau neck-line, no sleeves; lined in buff...

1981

dress and sash. Description: grey country silk (blend of polyester, silk, linen and cotton) -dry clean only tag with label indicating that dress is one of Olive E's Samuri Line; long sleeves...

1987

Jacket is cotton plain weave, handpainted to resemble a Chinese or Japanese kite, in blue, green, navy blue, pink, burgundy color, cream color, teal blue, mauve, and ecru. Coat is edged with...

c. 1987

This silk boa is titled "Tornado Scarf," probably because its composition of black over brown cloth, along with its pleated or wrinkled textured surface resembles a twisting, dark tornado funnel...

1985

Coat is pieced and appliqued wool, with knit linear details. The artist takes commercially-made wool cloth, and treats it with heat, water, and friction to give the fabric a felt-like appearance...

c 1980

Kimono is pieced lightweight silk crepe de chine. Colors include beige, mocha color, peach color, rust color, and black, all hand-dyed (shibori) by artist Ana Lisa Hedstrom. Lining is purple...

© 2021 Oakland Museum of California