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(c. 1875-1888)

cotton, steel
86.0 cm (centre back) 40.0 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
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
Physical description
Bustle of striped red, cream and fawn cotton with three pairs of cream cotton tapes which tie at waist, lower hip and above knee height. A pleated frill of the same striped cotton is attached at hemline with machine stitching. Two long panels of blue cotton twill are attached to bustle interior, with cream cotton tape laced through hand stitched eyelets along the inner edges. This allows the bustle volume to be adjusted. Sixteen encased half hoops of metal are spaced at regular intervals to hemline.