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Collapsible Bustle

Accession

1-880-72-04355

Class

Category

Designer

Estimated Manufacture Date

1880-1890

Style Period

Description

Front resembles cotton tulip skirt, has drawstring around waist to secure. Back is metal boning cage that collapses when the wearer sits. It is many metal hoops wrapped in cotton casing that forms a curved shape, ends at the knee. There are panels of cotton behind the hoops secured with lacing to protect the wearer from the metal hardware.

Condition

fair
staining

Colour