Small Renaissance Lacing Ring -Set of 10
A set of 10 decorative lacing rings for lacing up dresses, bodices and sleeves.
These lacing rings are made from a zinc alloy and are flat-backed.
Lacing was a common way of closing medieval and renaissance clothing. Before the invention of metal grommets or eyelets, holes were pierced in the fabric and hand bound with thread. In the 15th and 16th century, metal lacing rings began being used as an alternative to hand-bound eyelets. Rather than piercing a hole through the fabric, the rings were sewn onto the garment and the lacing passed through the rings. These lacing rings could be plain or decorative and are found sewn on the inside or outside of clothing.