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corset 1972.9

Object Name: corset

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1900-1910

Accession Number: 1972.9
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • metal
Support
 
Technique
 
Description

Dark and light grey / white cotton in herringbone weave.

Each half in three horizontal sections, bust and hip sections, dark fabric, shaped to figure by vertical seam, waist section of lighter fabric, seams faced with white cotton tape; four vertical bones in each half, set under topstitched band of lighter fabric, wider bones at centre front and back edges, set under band of lighter fabric faced white plain weave cotton; fronts fastening with four metal clasps; back laced through thirteen eyelet holes; upper edge trimmed with black and white cotton braid faced with white tape; hem bound with pale grey cotton.

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 35 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 67
Depth: