Story: Rural clothing

‘The black singlet’ (1st of 4)

‘The black singlet’

This silkscreen print taken from a woodcut by artist Nigel Brown shows a man in a black singlet – a recurring theme in Brown’s work. The black singlet has come to symbolise the male New Zealand rural labourer.

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Screenprint by Nigel Brown

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Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Black singlets and bush shirts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Bronwyn Labrum, published 24 Nov 2008