A homemade, prairie petticoat made of cotton ticking, not as thick as bed ticking is. This is a drawstring with what looks like a very very very long bootlace, complete with the little aglet ends. This petticoat, although it has seen lots of wear, is in good condition and ready for wear. It is especially timely with winter coming on, and we all know how cold those prairie days can be. (Ask any cowgirl. She'll tell you.)
The hem is ruffled with a nod to flirtatiousness. There is a wide, bias-set insert of the ticking above the hem. Homemade, as evidenced by the raw seams inside. Treadle stitched.
Here and there you may find a pin hole or tiny flaw, a spot, some bit of soiling, nothing that is horrible or unseemly. Just a natural reaction to age and wear. The size of drawstring waist is pretty much open. It can contract to a tiny waist or expand to an ample one. Hips are full. Length is a shade under 33" waist to hem both front and back. (There was little need for bustles on the prairie. As any cowgirl. She'll tell you.)