Object Name: corset
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Accession Number: 1972.9
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
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.
Height: 35 cm