Aboriginal Lizard Scarf

From the Fall 1985 Catalogue: “The frilled lizard of the Australian Outback may be less of a celebrity than it’s marsupial neighbors, but zoologically it’s equally unique. We found these depictions on Aboriginal bark paintings and rendered them in the vivid hues of the bush at sunset. Rectangular, no frills.”

Pictures from Wendy Joffe’s Collection. Her comments: “This is a really beautiful and interesting piece; I’d love to see it in the coffee colorway, as well.  The critter images were inspired by the work of indigenous artists.  This is one of the aspects of Classic BR I so admire — the Zieglers took such care to utilize traditional art and motifs from around the world, introducing many of us to a rich tapestry of cultural heritage.  That’s leaps and bounds removed from many safari-inspired collections by other designers, who seem to rely primarily on the usual khaki + animal print(s).”

About The Author

Robyn Adams
Robyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.

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