Designed by Catalina, Inc. (American)
Center back (bra): 10.2 cm (4 in.) Center back (bottom): 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Printed cotton, mother-of-pearl and plastic buttons, elastic
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Two piece swimsuit of dark and light blue batik-inspired printed cotton. Bra top ruched with elastic at sides, buttons at back, draped mock-wrap effect in front; shoulder straps button to inside of back. High-waisted trunks, back entirely ruched with elastic, front has sarong-like overskirt panel draped to one side. Labeled: “Catalina of California Creator/ fabric design protected by copyright/ 43 style 41816/size 14/36.”
Purchased by Susan Ward via on internet auction from Kip Stamm, Las Vegas, NV, August 2005. Purchased by MFA November 23, 2005.
Museum purchase with funds donated by Linda Fenton