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Gloves
(early 20th century)

Artist/s name
Medium
kid, pearl
Measurements
(a) 36.5 x 7.4 cm (left glove) (b) 36.7 x 7.7 cm (right glove)
Place/s of Execution
France
Accession Number
D337.a-b-1974
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Schofield Collection. Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1974
Gallery location
Not on display
About

An etiquette book of the era advised that a lady must be aware of her gloves and shoes, as they were the foremost indicators of her class. If she was unaware of this, or could not afford the proper accessories, she could not be considered a lady. Fabrics other than kid were considered vulgar and an indictor that the wearer was of the lower classes.