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Underpants

Underpants

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    1920-1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    linen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs H. Alexander

  • Museum number:

    T.258-1982

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Man's linen underpants.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)

Date

1920-1940 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

linen

Dimensions

Circumference: 85 cm Waist - measured inside garment, Length: 52.5 cm Outside leg, Length: 25 cm Inside leg, Length: 69 cm Crotch depth (front waist to back waist through crotch), Circumference: 47 cm Hem

Descriptive line

Man's linen underpants, made in Egypt, 1920-1940

Labels and date

Made in Egypt

These finely sewn linen shorts were made in Egypt. Their cut and fabric are appropriate for the hot Egyptian climate. Loose shorts in lightweight materials allowed more freedom of movement than traditional fitted woollen underwear. They were popular with young men in the 1920s and '30s.

Man's shorts
Egypt, 1920-40
Linen
V&A: T.258-1982
Given by Mrs H. Alexander [16/04/2016-12/03/2017]

Materials

Linen

Categories

Underwear; Men's clothes; Fashion; Africa

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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