Hand Painted Silk Bridal Garters

Hand painted silk bridal garters, c.1890s, USA. Photography by Tigz Rice Studios. From The Underpinnings Museum Collection.

Date:  c. 1890s

Origin: United States

Fabric: Silk

Brand: Custom made

 

 

A pair of bridal garters, hand sewn from cream silk and later hand painted with a blue floral design. The garters appear to be made entirely from silk ribbon and fasten with hook and eye fastening with no elastication. The garters have a very small circumference and were likely worn at the ankles. These garters were also accompanied by a badge, made with the same silk and painted with the script ‘Don’t Kiss Me’, with a simple pin fastening at the rear on a card backing.

 

From the collection of Karolina Laskowska