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). Green feathers have been attached at intervals along each side (some missing). These six sets appear to date from the premiere of the Xochitl in 1921. The names inside, however, correspond to the 1922/23 tour. These cuffs would have been worn with headdresses C-132_1-5 and skirts C-140_1-3.

C-135_1 a-d Inscribed with Lenore (Lenore Scheffer)
C-135_2 a-d Inscribed with Lousie (Louise Brooks)
C-135_3 a-d Inscribed with Julia (Julia Bennett)
C-135_4 a-d Inscribed with May (May Lynn)
C-135_5 a-d Inscribed with Betty (Betty May)
C-135_6 a-d Inscribed with Pearl (Pearl Wheeler)
Silk, Cotton, Metal, Wood