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Bandana worn as bathing cap

Date: 1920s
Dimensions:
Overall: 540 x 540 mm
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Belle Burbidge
Object Name: Bandana
Object No: 00001531

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    Description
    Bandanas and scarves such as this were worn as fashion acessories on the beach from the 1920s, and were an affordable alternative to rubber swimming caps. Worn as a bathing cap in the surf by Belle Burbidge at Maroochydore in Queensland in the 1920s and 1930s, this bandana has retained its bright colour and pattern.
    SignificanceThe bandana is representative of 1920s beachwear fashions, and was worn as a bathing cap by Belle Burbidge at different Queensland beaches, including Maroochydore.
    HistoryAs swimwear became more daring, exotic cover-ups such as beach pyjamas, kimonos, capes, shawls and coats became an essential part of beach fashion. Hats, bandanas and parasols provided further protection from the sun.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: BANDANA USED AS BATHING CAP

    Web title: Bandana worn as bathing cap

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