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"Fine Ribbed" or "Derby Rib" Silk Stockings


Price: $24.00
Item Number: STO11

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Ribbed silk stockings appear in collections as well as many contemporary 18th century paintings.  They were highly popular and predominately worn by men.  They could be made of wool, cotton or silk.  In 1759 Jebediah Strutt of Derby, England patented a machine which made the "perfect ribbed stocking".  Thus the term "Derby Rib" which can be found in contemporary writing.  Made of 70% Silk and 30% Nylon for stretch it is extra long to fit to mid thigh.. Available in cream and gray, one size fits most.

 
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