Regency Crown Clocked Cotton Stockings ~ Red and Black

Regency Crown Clocked Cotton Stockings ~ Red and Black

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These are historically accurate, thigh high, cotton stockings with a lovely crown design on the ankle!  Available in 4 different color combinations with a beautiful clocking pattern on both sides of each ankle. 


Historical note:  Clocking is defined as "a short embroidered or woven ornament on each side or on the outer side of a sock or stocking, extending from the ankle upward." Although it's origins are barely recorded, the use of ornamentation at the top of the gore area on stockings goes back centuries. For example- In 1695, Isobel Hunter was bound to apprentice for five years to Barbara Henderson in Edinburgh to be taught "embroidery of all sorts, white seam, lace and stocking-working" as well as "drawing and draughts" and writing. By the early 1700's the hand embroidered clocking decoration could be imitated on the stocking frame.


Please note:  because of the type of knit, the cross stretch is limited on these stockings and they may be snug on some, but in general one size fits most.  Made in USA.   


(Note: Stockings can only be returned in new condition)