Grooming, bone glove stretcher ; unknown maker; 1901?; RX.2000.4
Grooming, bone glove stretcher
During Edwardian times gloves were very popular and were considered the finishing touch to any outfit for both men and women.
Gloves were made in a variety of fabrics but 'kid' was very common. Kid is very fine leather, which fits over the hands like a second skin if the gloves are well made. Glove stretchers were used to open up the fingers of gloves before they were put on. The stretchers are two strips of wood or bone with rounded ends. They are hinged in the middle so that when the stretcher has been put into the glove-finger it can be opened up, stretching the finger out.
organic, animal, bone
processed material, metal
l 190mm x w 46mm x d 10mm
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