One of a pair of man's garters - ROM2015_14431_33

ROM2015_14431_33

One of a pair of man's garters

Medium:Tablet-woven silk with gold and silver filé and glass beaded tassels
Geography: Mexico
Date: 1825-1875
Dimensions:
106 x 3.5 cm
Object number: 979.141.9.A
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Newcomb
Not on view
Description

Wealthy hacienda owners dressed with splendour in 19th-century Mexico. When out riding, they protected their legs with handsome gaiters of tooled and embroidered suede, which were secured with cintas (ribbon garters). This pair is patterned with cypress-tree designs, and finished with elaborately-beaded tassels.

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