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2006/82/18 Stockings (pair), womens, rayon, maker unknown, England, 1910-1912. Click to enlarge.

Pair of womens stockings from England

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 …


Object No.


Object Statement

Stockings (pair), womens, rayon, maker unknown, England, 1910-1912

Physical Description

Stockings (pair), women's, artificial silk, maker unknown, England, 1910-1912

Thread: artificial silk, colour: grey, length: 29.5", 11"welting.


Printing on heel in blue ink - "Made in England"
Printing on sole in blue ink - "Artificial Silk"
Donor's tag sewn into top: 'Name B18'



160 mm


Credit Line

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

Acquisition Date

12 June 2006

Cite this Object


Pair of womens stockings from England 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 March 2023, <>


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