Glossary icon



** Not Found: /note/views/busk.jpg

Martha's Vineyard Museum

Thin, rigid strips of wood or bone inserted into panels in the fabric at the front and center of a lady's corset. Busks were intended to keep the front of the corset upright and neatly in place. Often inscribed, decorated or intricately carved, busks were popular gifts from men to their sweethearts.

JavaScript required access all features of this site. Use Browser Back to return.