Dark Red Shorts, Xochitl, Emperor Tepancaltzin's Dancing Girls (set of four)

Costume

Identifier
C-141_1-4
Date:
1920s
Description:
Four pairs of red cotton shorts. Worn by four 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 pairs of shorts is made from dark red cotton with an elastic waist. The legs are trimmed with stripes of green and cream cotton tape. These appear to be remakes and date from the early to mid 1920s. The names inside correspond to the 1925 company tour. These shorts appear to have been worn with skirts C-139_1-5, belts C-138_1-5, headdresses C-133_1-7, and cuffs C-135_1-6_a-d.

C-141_1 Inscribed with Mary (Mary Howry)
C-141_2 Inscribed with Ara (Ara Martin)
C-141_3 Inscribed with Ann (Ann Douglas)
C-141_4 Inscribed with Tiny (Ernestine Day)
Extent:
4
Medium:
Cotton, Elastic