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Man's half hose

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Man's full-fashioned fancy half hose. Knitted black lisle (cotton) with overknit single white-red-white and triple white alternating stripes broken by "X"s on boot. Ribbed top with white grouped bands. Spliced heel and toe. Labeled "Theodor Borkel, Chemnitz, No 1131, 8 1/2."

Credit Line

The Arthur Warren Rayner Hosiery Collection, Gift of Mrs. Frank K. Idell

German (Chemnitz), 1900–07

Object Place

Chemnitz, Germany


45.5 x 22.5 cm (17 15/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Knitted cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts