rock (Skirt)

About this object

History of use

Costumes like this one are still worn for weddings, funerals and church festivals. In the past, this skirt would have been worn with a red flannel full petticoat and black shoes with low heels and silver buckles; today it is worn with lace-trimmed bloomers and high heels.


This costume was acquired by the donor from a friend.

Physical description

A black wool skirt that is finely pleated in the front and softly pleated in the back. Has a centre back opening, and a waistband with metal hooks and eyes. Two horizontal tucks near the bottom. Lined with black cotton batiste. Original hem at lower edge is faced and stiffened with wool braid. 12 cm. of a different black wool fabric is added at the lower edge, presumably to lengthen it. Concealed pocket in left skirt back between the side seam and the centre back seam.