Remake of Ankle and Wrist Cuffs, Xochitl, Emperor Tepancaltzin's Dancing Girls (six sets of four)


Six sets of ankle and wrist cuffs. Worn by six female Denishawn dancers in the role of the Emperor Tepancaltzin's Dancing Girls (A total of six dancing girls performed in this role) in Xochitl.

Item Details:
Each set contains one pair of ankle cuffs and one pair of wrist cuffs. The cuffs consist of a rectangle of black cotton edged with dark red silk crepe, fastening with metal snaps. The center of the panel is decorated with a series of gold painted wooden dowels (some missing). Orange feathers have been attached at intervals along each side (some missing). These six sets appear to be remakes and date from the early to mid 1920s. The names inside correspond to the 1925 company tour. These cuffs appear to have been worn with skirts C-139_1-5, belts C-138_1-5, headdresses C-133_1-7, and shorts C-141_1-4.

C-135_1 a-d Inscribed with Jane, and Lenore (Jane Sherman and Lenore Scheffer)
C-135_2 a-d Inscribed with Ann (Ann Douglas)
C-135_3 a-d Inscribed with Edith (Edith James)
C-135_4 a-d Inscribed with Tiny (written over Theresa) (Ernestine Day, Theresa Sadowska)
C-135_5 a-d Inscribed with Mary (Mary Howry)
C-135_6 a-d Inscribed with Ara (over an older unreadable label) (Ara Martin)
Silk, Cotton, Metal, Wood