About this objectLiberty bodice; a girl's, white bodice, lined with fleece. Closes with seven rubber buttons down the front. Features buttons and straps for attaching to other items of clothing such as suspenders. 'Peter Pan' brand, made in England.
A Liberty bodice is an undergarment for women and girls invented towards the end of the 19th century, as an innovative alternative to a corset. It was a simply-shaped sleeveless bodice, often made of warm, fleecy fabric, usually with suspenders attached. It might be straight or slightly curvy, and sometimes had buttons to fasten on other undergarments like knickers or a petticoat/slip.
MakerPeter Pan, England
Place MadeEurope, United Kingdom, England
Medium and Materialsprocessed material, textile.
Inscription and MarksPrinted on label: 'Peter Pan / MADE IN ENGLAND'
Measurementsl 450mm x w 340mm
Subject and Association Keywordsmanners and customs, costume. dress. fashion
Credit LineFrom the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".