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Pair of women's openwork stockings

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Knitted black lisle (cotton) with openwork boot of horizontal bands. Reinforced toe, sole, heel, welt. Marked on (a) "Extra Superfine 8 1/2," "Silver Crowns, Fast Black; Louis Hermsdorf, Dyer," "Heels Spliced Toe, Germany," "Superior Lisle."

Credit Line

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

German (Chemnitz), about 1900–20

Object Place

Chemnitz, Germany


77 x 21.7 cm (30 5/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton knit


Textiles and Fashion Arts