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At this time, a corset was referred to as a Stay, and they were used to shape the woman’s body to the style conforming to the fashion of the period. The Busk was inserted into the Stay to make the person’s stomach look flat. This must have been extremely uncomfortable for the woman, and would have made bending forward practically impossible! The tradition for making these items seems to have been most prevalent in the far North of England, and the Scottish Border Counties.
|Height||34.00 cm||(13.39 inches)|
|Width||4.50 cm||(1.77 inches)|
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