18th-Century Pockets on a String
A place to keep personal items
Embroidered in brightly colored wool yarns, this pair of linen pockets carries the date of their manufacture and the initials of their owner, E.B. During the 1700s and early 1800s, pockets were a popular item of clothing among women of all social classes. Worn singly or in pairs, the pear-shaped pockets were suspended from the waist by cords, or tapes, and worn underneath the skirt. Pockets were an intimate way of storing and carrying personal items, much in the same way as purses are used today.
||15" high x 9" wide
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