Swimsuit, Bikini

Maker
Graham Bell
Production date
Late 1970s
Current rights
Creative Commons - CC-BY
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Name/title
Swimsuit, Bikini
Description
A string style size 10 bikini. The bikini top has a leaf design on both cups. Green, white and black with a background of purple and white. Bound in white with the same material ties around neck and back with knot at each end. Horizontal seam across each cup. The bikini bottom has a parrot pattern on the back and front. The parrot is holding onto a tree branch. The parrot is red, yellow and orange and tree branch is white. The background is green, purple, white and black. White strings of nylon elastomeric lycra tie at hips.

Expozay was established in Tauranga by Tony and Judy Alvos in 1976. The business idea was born when Judy, who was importing swimwear, began experimenting and producing her own garments to sell. Early Expozay bikinis were screen-printed with black outlines and then airbrushed with colour detail.
Maker
Graham Bell
Expozay (estab. Late 1970s)
Production date
Late 1970s
Production place
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Measurements
Bikini top - 140mm (under bust to shoulder)
Bikini bottom - 200mm (centre front to crutch), 340mm (around leg)
Credit line
Gifted by Tony and Judy Alvos
Accession number
0014/00
Current rights