Pair of gloves, anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1825

Pair of gloves, anonymous, c. 1800 - c. 1825

knitting, l 47cm × w 12cm More details

Etiquette dictated that women – also those of more modest means – wear gloves to cover their bare arms. When short puffed sleeves became fashionable in the early 19th century, gloves became longer. During the summer, cotton was in demand, and in the winter leather.

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