Library Catalog - Kentucky Historical Society

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Object Name Bustle
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-456
Date ca. 1880
Material(s) Cotton
Dimensions H-8 W-11 D-1.25 inches
Description This is a black crescent shaped bustle pad is made of black polished cotton that is machine stitched on one side and hand stitched on the other. The fabric is unevenly cut and the unfinished seam was left to the outside. The hand stitched side is finished with a basting stitch and steel straight pins. The body is quilted or tucked in several places for extra lift. Two brown cotton ties are attached to the corners of the piece.
Notes This bustle pad was found in collections.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Clothing & dress
Women's clothing
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS