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Pair of women's stockings

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Knitted black lisle (cotton) with black and blue silk embroidered stylized floral motif on instep. Reinforced toe, sole, heel, and welt. Marked on (a) "Louis Hermsdorf, Dyer," and on (b) "1886, 9, Germany."

Credit Line

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

German (Chemnitz),

Object Place

Chemnitz, Germany


81.5 x 14.5 cm (32 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton knit


Textiles and Fashion Arts