KCIDigital Archives

The KCI Digital Archives on the KCI website presents image and text information for the objects in the collection, arranged in chronological order.


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1830s - unknown (Country)

White cotton knit; silk embroidery on floral-pattern print from instep to ankle.
82.0cm (length) / 16cm (sole)
Inventory Number(s)
AC600 78-16-13AB

The flat knit stockings embroidered with marguerites and wheatears edged with prints. The body is made of a knit tube, but the sole is cut and sewn in places. In this period, dresses shortened and ankles became visible. Consequently, women favored stockings with embroidery and other decorations around the ankles.