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LIFE OF AN ARTIST, TEXTILE PIONEER – Avis Higgs: A rock star of the textile world and designs, that stood the test of time.

Work and style by a creative artist of her time. Born in Wellington (New Zealand) into a September day, 1918, into a family of artists, she one of Australasia’s most innovative textile designers of the 1940s. Her great grandfather and her grandfather were regarded Tasmanian landscape painters.  It was unusual to represent native flora on dress fabrics, but AVIS HIGGS …

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