Silk-embroidered white cotton knit stockings, c. 1830s. The flat knit stockings embroidered with marguerites and wheatears edged with prints. The body is made of a knit tube, but the sole is cut and sewn in places. In this period, dresses shortened and ankles became visible. Consequently, women favored stockings with embroidery and other decorations around the ankles. KCI archives. Shoes, Cotton Knits, Fashion History, Clothing, Kyoto Costumes, Dresses, Costumes Institution, 1830 S, Stockings 1830S
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Half Mourning Gown (or later stage): 1830's, striped and patterned silk in purple alternating in leaf-patterned black, silk satin waistband, silk bodice lining, deep hem facing.
Black silk mitts embroidered with metal beadwork, 1830's. These mitts, reaching to just below the bend of the elbow, have a geometric knit pattern and they are decorated with shiny beads. Because they allow fingers to be freely moved, mitts are more functional than gloves. They became popular in the late 18th century. Some fashion plates of the period depict women embroidering or reading when wearing such mitts.