Radha Accessories, Radha (ensemble)

Costume

Identifier
C-024_a-b
Date:
1940s
Description:
Jeweled bra top and jeweled waist band/belt. Worn by Ruth St. Denis in her 1940s revival of Radha.

Item Details:
C-024_a A cotton bra with gold lurex detail on the front. The bra, above the below the breast line, is decorated with a chain of blue and green glass jewels set in decorative metal mounts. These join and fasten at the center back.
C-024_b A jeweled waist band/belt worn low around the hips and extending down in loops at the front and the back. The piece is constructed from chains of pink, blue, red, green, and yellow glass jewels set in decorative metal mounts. A small panel of tan nylon knit, also bordered with gems, hangs at the front and back.
St. Denis appears to have had multiple version of her Radha costume.
Extent:
2
Medium:
Glass, Metal, Cotton, Elastic, Nylon