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Registration Number: H22183

Name or Title: Board Shorts - Male

Classification: CH classification COSTUME Daywear man

Brief Description: Size 34 printed cotton male board shorts, 100% Mambo label sewn on the outside. Fabric quite stiff due to printing application. Printed design in black, orange, pink and yellow, consists of a series of religious images, including angels, crosses, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Mother. Design features include draw string and elasticised waist, inseam side pockets and white triple top-stitching.

Collection: Applied Arts

Production Place: New South Wales/Australia

Production Date: 1980-2000

Materials: Cotton (Textiles)

Measurement : Centre Front: 320 mm
Centre Back: 340 mm
Waist: 860 mm
Length: 445 mm

Signature/Marks: 100% MAMBO \ MADE IN AUSTRALIA \ NOT SO \ BIG 34" - 86CM \ WARM MACHINE WASH. DON'T \ COME WITHIN 10 Ft OF ANY BLEACH \ ING AGENT. DON'T EVEN THINK OF PUTTING THIS IN THE DRYER ! ! ! \ 100% COTTON

History and Use: These board shorts are designed by the Australian surf wear company Mambo. Established in 1984, Mambo Graphics gained a reputation for colourful and irreverent artwork, depicting religious, political and humorous themes. Mambo progressed from a small screen-printing concern to an internationally successful design brand. The Mambo company structure and product range has changed as it has expanded, however it retains links to its origins by mentoring emerging artists and supporting environmental causes. These board shorts feature a late 1980s design which places religious icons in a lurid, ‘fluoro’ colour scheme typical of surf clothing at this time.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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