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Bustle

1875 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Bustle of black, glazed linen with a printed, gilt stripe. The bustle consists of a 'tunnel' formed of 11 hoops, inserted through the fabric, expanding from waist to hem. The waistband ties in the front with tapes, and there are diagonally cut panels attaching it to the rear hoops. The hoops, possibly made of whalebone, are covered in black and white check and are inserted through white tapes which are machine stitched to the garment.
read Corsets, crinolines and bustles: fashionable Victorian underwear
object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Glazed linen, printed, possibly whalebone
Brief Description
Bustle, England, ca. 1875.

Physical Description
Bustle of black, glazed linen with a printed, gilt stripe. The bustle consists of a 'tunnel' formed of 11 hoops, inserted through the fabric, expanding from waist to hem. The waistband ties in the front with tapes, and there are diagonally cut panels attaching it to the rear hoops. The hoops, possibly made of whalebone, are covered in black and white check and are inserted through white tapes which are machine stitched to the garment.
Credit line
Given by Mrs Lewis Hall
Collection
Accession Number
T.144-1970

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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