Sweater made for tiger statue

Title
Sweater made for tiger statue
Subject

RIT Colors

Description

In 1989, RIT erected a statue of its Bengal tiger mascot near the Kodak Quad of its Henrietta campus. This statue has been much adored by RIT students since its creation, who have expressed concern for the tiger by adorning him with handmade garments. For instance, a brown and orange handmade sweater with “RIT” was placed on the statue around 2010 in the wintertime. That sweater, which was knitted by a graduate student named Stevie, disappeared on the evening of its debut, so a duplicate was made and placed on the statue again. It is unclear how long the second sweater remained on view. It was donated to the RIT archives in 2017.

Creator
“Stevie,” RIT graduate student
Source
Rochester Institute of Technology Student Council, Kathleen A Hall
Date
Circa 2010
Rights
RIT Archive Collections
Format
Knitted yarn
Citation

RIT Archives Accession # 2017:054