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arsvitaest: Agnes Richter, held in an asylum for the insane in the embroidered text on her jacket, which was part of the uniform given to patients at the time. from the Prinzhorn Collection

Agnes Richter was a German seamstress held as a patient in an insane asylum during the 1890s. During her time there, she densely embroidered her straightjacket with words, undecipherable phrases and drawings which  documented her thoughts and feelings throughout her time there.

Agnes Richter’s embroidered straitjacket

Agnes Richter was a German seamstress held as a patient in an insane asylum during the During her time there, she densely embroidered her straightjacket with words, undecipherable phrases and.

Un beau petit mouchoir ancien, transformé en enveloppe, pourrait te servir?

Antique fabric envelope--looks to me like a mestana - the cloth that a Peruvian shaman carries her medicine bundle in.

Maria Walker ~"Ada's Washing Line" (detail) part of the 2011 exhibition "The Lightfoot Letters" in collaboration w poet Angela Topping

Interesting characters theme (letters/characters) Maria Walker ~"Ada's Washing Line" (detail) part of the 2011 exhibition "The Lightfoot Letters" in collaboration w poet Angela Topping

Agnes Richter was an Austrian mental patient who, during the 1890s, stitched her entire autobiography into her straight-jacket.

Agnes Richter- asylum embroidery jacket - the linen jacket above was made by Agnes Richter, a seamstress and patient in an Austrian asylum during the late She constructed the jacket from cloth typically used in the institution and embroidered her

Textile artists Trudi and Helena Pollard use natural dyes made from plants found in Western Australia

Trudi Pollard - Australian textile artist by Pollard Designs specialising in natural dyes using Western Australian plants.

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