See Pad-n-all, with
belt from about the 1930s-40s, U.S.A.
See a Modess True or
False? ad in The American Girl magazine,
January 1947, and actress Carol
Lynley in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter"
booklet ad (1955) - Modess
. . . . because ads (many dates).
Lakshmi Murthy: Teaching girls about puberty
& menstruation and
how to make washable menstrual pads, in rural
The actual menstrual pad
The real menstrual pad
that girls are taught to make is
above. Ms. Murthy writes, "The red
cloth is the fabric that women buy to
stitch their skirts and blouses. It is
traditional pattern, so we selected
that as at some point girls would be
cutting up their old skirts. The red
dye bleeds. Anyway, it does not touch
the skin so there is no problem there.
. . . Do visit us if you are ever in
India." (Photo courtesy of Lakshmi
A pad-making class in
progress. (Photo courtesy of Lakshmi
The museum's menstrual
pad peeking out of its carrying case,
left and underneath.
Part of the carrying
case sent with the cloth pad, showing
the beautiful fabric.
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