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Bikini

Date:
1970s
Culture:
French
Medium:
synthetics
Dimensions:
Length (a): 40 in. (101.6 cm) Length at CB (b): 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Jane Holzer, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.517.44a, b
Not on view

Worn on the beaches of the French Riviera, this string bikini of rust-colored nylon is decorated with beads of black, tortoiseshell color, and ivory. The top ties at the back of the neck and at the center back with a slender string. The suggestive bottom has beads at both hips.

Marking: [label] "Made In/France/Maillots/Arabel/Marseille"
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