bustles, pads, panniers and crinolines etcgalore
1860-65 unusual purple cage crinoline. of cotton, wool, silk, steel and brass. Purple silk waistband with cream cotton lining, closed at the front with a brass metal hook and three eyes. 8 purple wool tapes suspending 12 steel hoops wrapped in purple wool. The hoops are attached to the straps with brass clamps. The hoops are closed in the front with two brass clamps that allow them to be adjusted in size. The two upper hoops are open at the front for entry. Amsterdam Museum.