The Corsetry of Circumstance - Silk thread and the Melusine @ The Power House Museum

How busy could one be in a boned corset? Perhaps this might have some revelance to the term 'bone idle?  The Power House Musuem in Harris Street, Sydney  has snippets of all kinds of intrigue, delving into  the Lace Study, fishes out the mythological creature the Melusine, or double-tailed mermaid, symbol - the notes say - of worldly enticement, done in bobbin lace by someone in the Adriatic region, in the early 1600's. Time threads strange tales.

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