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Object Name Hoop, Skirt
Catalog Number 1978.4.34
Date ca. 1855
Dimensions H-31 Dia-30 inches
Description This is a metal hoop with cotton tapes. The waist band is a cream cotton twill that is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide. There is no buckle or other kind of closure at the waistband but a plain white cotton cloth loop has been sewn to one end of the band. There are twenty-four metal hoops made a thin round wire covered with fabric. The bottom hoop is a flat metal hoop covered in fabric. Its ends are fastened together by metal clips. The hoops are attached to the seven cloth tapes with metal staple-like devices. Some of the hoops are attached with rivets--probably a replacement for the staples.
Notes Other than the donor information there is no provenance on this item.
Collection Mrs. J. B. Mount, Jr. Collection
Subjects Garments
Women
Clothing & dress
Accessories
Search Terms undergarments
under garments
women's accessories
Women's clothing
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS