Clocked Cotton Stockings, RBL

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  • Clocked Cotton stockings
  • Thigh high, One Size Fits Most
  • 90% Cotton 8% Nylon 2% Lycra
  • Available in White & Black

These have a beautiful historically inspired clocking pattern on both sides of each ankle with a lovely RBL (Rebecca Boone's Ladies) logo design near the top of the clocking. They were produced as a very special LIMITED EDITION DESIGN in conjunction with the Rebecca Boone's Ladies to help celebrate the upcoming 250th Anniversary of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail (2025) and the early migration West through the Cumberland Gap in the 18th century.

*Please note- because of the type of knit, the cross stretch is limited on these and they may be very snug on more generous sized legs.

Historical Note-
Clocking is defined as "a short embroidered or woven ornament on each side or on the outer side of a sock or stocking, extending from the ankle upward." Although it's origins are barely recorded, the use of ornamentation at the top of the gore area on stockings goes back centuries. For example- In 1695, Isobel Hunter was bound to apprentice for five years to Barbara Henderson in Edinburgh to be taught "embroidery of all sorts, white seam, lace and stocking-working" as well as "drawing and draughts" and writing. By the early 1700's the hand embroidered clocking decoration could be imitated on the stocking frame.