Clocked Cotton Stockings, Vine Style

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  • Clocked Cotton stockings
  • Thigh high, One Size Fits Most
  • 90% Cotton 8% Nylon 2% Lycra
  • Available in 2 different color combinations

Stockings with a beautiful clocking pattern in a lovely vining design on both sides of each ankle. The spring green with crimson clocking makes for a bold and fun stocking, while the light blush pink with navy blue clocks is subtle and sweet. Either one would make a lovely addition to your ensemble!

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.