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As a musician I made some of my own clothes for public performances. As a child I learnt from my Paps (father) about our ancient African history and African textiles. He also described how the people who came to these shores, in my case in the 1930s, brought with them many skills, including designing and making clothes. Paps created images in my mind of the highly decorative and colourful clothes that where being worn and years later I used these as inspiration for the simple potato print decoration on this shirt.
This object is on display at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery as part of the exhibition Being Young in Bradford which will be open to the public as soon as national restrictions ease.