underwear

Catalogue number
  • EPH 10930
Department
Exhibits
Materials
  • Bra Band: textile
  • Knickers: silk
  • Bra: silk
  • Buttons: mother-of-pearl
Dimensions
  • Knickers: Length 390 mm, Width 560 mm
  • Bra (fastened): Length 300 mm, Width 350 mm
Alternative names
  • full name: underwear
  • simple name: APP
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

Purchase & License
Physical description

Ladies bra and knickers set made from a silk map of Italy, the front of the bra shows the cities of Trieste and Milan whilst the knickers more generally show northern and central Italy. The bra has a single thin shoulder strap on each side which is also made from silk map material, the bra is front fastening and comprises two lengths of white elastic which wrap around the back to the front and are secured with a button and loop fastening under each cup. The knickers are in the french knickers style with three button fastening part way along one side.

History note

Bra and knickers set made up for Countess Mountbatten from a silk escape map given to her by her RAF boyfriend during the Second World War.

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