Crinoline frame, English

Crinoline frame, English

Crinoline
England
c. 1860s
Hoops of spring steel covered in braid
Museum no. CIRC. 87-1951
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Crinoline frame made from hoops of spring steel covered in braid. The hoops are fixed to black edged tapes wth stamped metal eyelets. There is a red woollen waistband with a frill made from horsehair, and an elastic stay holds the hoops in place.