Face Mask,

Maker and role
Maker: Dynasty Sport
Label (Clothing): Tasman Rugby Union (estab. 2005)
Production date
Oct 2020
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Object Detail

Blue face mask with caricature of open mouth shark (with grey skin, red lips and white teeth). Printed with white logo of Tasman Mako rugby team on proper right side. Dynasty Sport logo printed on proper left side. One size fits all design. Three layer woven mask with front layer 100% sublimated polyester, middle layer fusing, and outer layer 100% cotton woven fabric. One black poly/spandex adjustable ear loop on either side of mask. Retailed by Tasman Mako rugby team during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.
Media/materials description
Polyester, cotton and spandex
Media and materials
Nose to chin, and end to end not including ear straps.
0 - Whole = Height x Width (mm) = 145 x 220mm
Tasman Mako; Rugby; Face mask; COVID-19; pandemic; mask; shark;
Maker biography

From Tasman Rugby Union https://www.tasmanrugby.co.nz/about-tru/union-history:

The Tasman Rugby Union was formed in December 2005 as an amalgamation of the Nelson Bays and Marlborough Rugby Unions, thereby becoming New Zealand’s newest provincial union.

The newly formed Union assumed responsibility for the delivery and administration of grass roots rugby at junior level schools & clubs and senior clubs across the top of the South Island (Te Tau Ihu) from the Marlborough and Nelson Bays Rugby Unions.

The Marlborough Union had been founded in 1888. Known as the “Red Devils”, Marlborough rugby has a proud heritage including holding the storied Ranfurly Shield for six defences in 1973-4.

The Nelson Bays Union aka “the Griffins” was founded in 1968, itself an amalgamation of the Nelson and Golden Bays-Motueka Rugby Unions. Nelson had been founded in 1885 (becoming the nation’s sixth provincial union) and Golden Bays-Motueka in 1920.

Nelson is The Home of Rugby in New Zealand, being where the first ever competitive rugby match took place in May 1870 at The Botanics between a Nelson College side and Nelson Football Club.
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Face Mask. Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: NPM2020.67

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