Black Silk Tap Pants, French Knickers - Waist 83 cm
Black bias cut silk tap pants, French knickers or scanties have been dyed. They have embroidered panels on the very full legs, which have a scalloped edge. There is binding at the waist edge and opening, which is at the back, and closes with shell buttons. There are no tags. Most likely 1950s.
Waist 83 cm (32.5")
Hips to 107 cm (42")
Waist to crotch 38 cm (15")
Length at the side 42 cm (16.5")
Inseam 6.5 cm (2.5")
Good. They have been dyed and the cotton fabric at the edge of the legs went a pinky purple instead of black, so it's a contrast trim now. There is a lace patch over a hole in the crotch and a couple of other tiny holes in that area.