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Nick Cave has been making these suits for almost as long as you've been alive, but we still think they're cool

Nick Cave's soundsuits look weird. They're made up of embroidered yarn, bottle caps, beads, vintage toys, an exotic rainbow of colors and emit a rattling sound when "performed" by dancers. Works of art, high fashion, or musical instrument, the collection is hard to pigeonhole. Suggestive of African ceremonial apparel, Cave implies that the suits are armor as they often completely cover the skin and body of the wearer, protecting him or her from social prejudices Cave (an African American man) and others experience.

Oh yeah. Soundsuit prints are available in scarves, wrapping paper and punching bags?

Nick Cave's suits are currently on display at AMOA. Check out more of his mad creations below.

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