Black Women's Stocking

With white detail.

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Year of production:
1910 - 1920
Not known, the wool from A E Hawley & Co Ltd
Sketchley Dye Works, Hinckley
cotton, wool
Length 70cm, foot length 23cm
cotton, wool, Leicester

Although William Elliot invented a fast black dye for silk in the 18th century, fast black dyes for wool and silk were not achieved until the end of the 19th century. This black wool stocking which is made on a circular machine is stamped in gold 'Hawley's Hygienic Dye, Warranted Stainless & Acid Proof, Alfred Hawley, Dyer'. The clock is hand-embroidered in brown and white cotton chevening.

ID Number: NCM 1994-870

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