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Corset HC177


A boned corset made from cream cotton with elasticated panels and elastic waist band. Six suspenders are attached to the bottom and are used to hold up stockings. There are 13 hooks and 2 rows of 13 eyes.

The Corset began to be widely worn in the 16th century and was designed to shape the body to the fashions of the time. The corset was designed to flatten the stomach and in some cases the breasts.

date: 1930s

manufacturer: Marta, New Zealand

maximum dimension: 1110mm

subject area: Technology, Social Science

subject themes: Fashion, Woman, Clothing, Textile

handling collection number: HC177

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