Bicycle & Wheelchair Jewelry
Crocheted Dress Guards /
Skirt Guards &
Crocheted from 100% cotton and enriched with glass beads.
The dress guards will be attached by clips to the fender.
Spoke guards are attached with clips to an iron ring so the crochet can be washed if necessary.
The clips can withstand all weather conditions. After a rainy day, the crochetwork will dry again like laundry on the line....
‘Dress guard’ according to the Dikke van Dale (Dutch dictionary):
oilcloth or plastic lining partially surrounding the rear wheel of a
bicycle to prevent a jacket or skirt from coming into contact with the wheel.
There is no country in the world which pays so much attention to dress guards as The Netherlands does. In other countries there are fewer bicycles anyway, but the bikes there are usually don’t have dress guards. In hot countries this is only logical. Nobody wears a long coat which needs protection and women with their long skirts do not ride a bicycle. In this respect, the dress guard may be regarded as a unexpected symbol of women’s emancipation.
Long live the dress guard !