These prop handcuffs are part of a costume worn by Nona Hendryx of Labelle. The costume consists of a headdress (.1), a cape (.2), silver studded black leather collar, breast covers, and codpiece (.3a-d), wrist cuffs (.4ab), platform boots (.5ab), prop handcuffs (.6), and a prop riding crop (.7).
The handcuffs (.6) attached at the proper left hip of the white long-sleeved ankle-length unitard. The handcuffs are standard silver stainless steel, with rotating arm holes hinged to a ratchet mechanism for adjustable fit. The cuffs are attached together with a short length of heavy metal chain. One (1) strip of black leather wraps over the chain. The leather is decorated with convex silver rounded metal nail head studs and is tacked together at the sides. Two (2) large metal hooks are attached to the inside of the leather wrap, so that the cuffs dangle down from the leather wrap when they are hooked to the unitard.
This costume is very similar to a costume worn by Hendryx during a performance at the Metropolitan Opera House on October 6, 1974.