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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Friday, 26 October 2012

A Ladies Garters ?

 
Queens stitch garters, circa 1753.
 
These garters are in the Wintertur Museum online collection apparently, though going to the link I was unable to access any online collection for more information. This sadly is often the case. I fail to see why they design such sites as to baffle the prospective viewer! I have (again!) contacted the museum asking for some clarrification.

3 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Men's garters were surprisingly ornate, as well; so who's to say?

Le Loup said...

Exactly Gorges. Some museums give no description or date!!! I was just trying to search The British Museum. Accoding to their register online, all they have for the 18th century is about five pistures & a lot of playing cards!!!
Keith.

PaoloinUAE said...

Hi Keith,
They resemble the garters I use on my leggings. Indian style.
Vigo