Costume; Underwear; Underwear and accessories for shaping and supporting; Underwear (lower body); Bustles; Bustle pad; Hip pad
Cotton twill, horsehair
1880s-1890s. Cream cotton twill pad, either used as bustle pad or hip pad, tied to the waist with cotton twill tape.
A wide crescent-shaped pad, filled with horsehair and sewn to a length of cotton twill tape as a waistband. Its relatively thin profile, flexibility, and shallow curve at the top edge make it fit the body equally well if worn in back as a bustle pad for the slimmer late 19th century styles of skirt support, or as one of a pair of hip pads from the same period. Machine-sewn and hand-sewn.
Width: 26.7 cm / 10.5 in.
Depth: 10.2 cm / 4 in.
Gift of Philip Marston
University of New Hampshire Library
Astrida Schaeffer, photographer/curator
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Bustles, Bustle pads, Hip pads, 1880s-1890s, Cotton, Twill, Cream (color), Twill tape, Machine-sewn, Hand-sewn, Marston (donor)