Cotton denim, printed cotton, cotton threads, metal, paper, plastic
Overall: 24 1/4 x 46 in. ( 61.6 x 116.8 cm )
Denim jacket embroidered in cotton floss, embellished with beading, charms and pin-back buttons. Embroidered motif of pin-up style nude woman speaking on the telephone at back.
Gift of Edward Swain, III
David Cohn was a student at the Pratt Institute in the late 1960's. This jacket is an example of the flourishing art of embroidering denim, a craft linked to the assertion of individuality and creativity in the 1960's. Such pieces are typically associated with larger social messages including peace, love and the rejection of materialism. For men, hippy embroidery also signified a loosening of the constraints of masculinity.
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