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Sleeve-pads

1830s

The Kyoto Costume Institute

The Kyoto Costume Institute

Sleeve pads were used to produce the puff sleeves that characterized in 1830's. They were made of thin cotton fabric and tailored three-dimensionally with abundant gathers. The feathers inside are light and expand the padding. The sleeves have attachment strings for fixing to corresponding strings on the dress. Puff sleeves were used to extend the shoulder lines, enhancing the gentle lines that were popular at the time.

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  • Title: Sleeve-pads
  • Date Created: 1830s
  • Location Created: unknown
  • Type: Undergarment
  • Photographer: ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
  • Rights: Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • Medium: White plain-weave cotton stuffed with down.

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