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Crinoline 1866 (1947.3709)

Object Name: crinoline

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1866

Accession Number: 1947.3709
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • metal
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

Crinoline constructed of cotton tapes and metal hoops; extending from waist to very wide hem; nine hoops to knee level, the top four cut away at centre front; fourteen hoops below, slanting upward to back and down to front, cut away in front and hinged to whole hoop at base; three small half hoops at centre front attached to hoop at knee level; hoops connected from top to bottom with five vertical tapes, two more tapes attached at cetnre back and slanting out to hem. Entire structure suspended from cotton tape waistband and fastening with metal catch.

Waistband stamped "In order to secure the perfect working of this skirt it must fit loosely over the hips".

Dimensions

Type: Length (back)
Height: 91.25 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Length (front)
Height: 87.5
Width:
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 215
Depth: