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2006/82/133 Stockings (pair) with packaging, 'Beatles', womens, nylon / paper / plastic, by Ballito for Scott-Centenaire Ltd, England, 1964. Click to enlarge.

Pair of 'Beatles' stockings with packaging by Ballito

Made
The history of the stocking highlights the early significant advancements that were made, not only in the area of manufacturing technology but in textile design. The developments and innovations made over time in technology and textile design of the 'humble' stocking have had far-reaching applications into many other areas. For instance, replacing silk with nylon as parachute material during World War 2. This collection charts the innovations in textile design from the use of natural to …

Summary

Object No.

2006/82/133

Object Statement

Stockings (pair) with packaging, 'Beatles', womens, nylon / paper / plastic, by Ballito for Scott-Centenaire Ltd, England, 1964

Physical Description

Pair of womens brown nylon stockings featuring the text 'The Beatles' and the four faces of the band members on the welting. The faces are printed in blue, pink and white above each band member's signature. The faces are repeated as a pattern woven through the legs of both stockings. The stockings come with the original Ballito packaging.

Production

Notes

The stockings were made by Ballito in England, 1964.

History

Notes

The donor acquired the stockings in London in 1975.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs Naona Beecher-Moore in honour of KC and Tomy Berkeley, 2006

Acquisition Date

13 June 2006

Cite this Object

Harvard

Pair of 'Beatles' stockings with packaging by Ballito 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 May 2022, <https://ma.as/320067>

Wikipedia

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