trousers

Child's cotton trousers of red wool, with two small pleats to each side at the front and openings at the back of each leg, circular below and then split above, suggesting they are for a boy. The red cloth of the legs is applied to a blue cotton lining which extends above the legs and is attached to an undyed calico waistband. The waistband has pointed ends at back to which blue fabric ties are attached. At the front of the waistband is a further tie at the left and a loop to the right, probably for securing round the neck. The lower edges of the trouser legs are decorated with a silk band with flowers and butterflies and endless knot motifs, below a strip of braid. At extreme edge the legs are bound with black fabric.

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