These wrist cuffs 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 wrist cuffs (.4ab) are alike, shaped to be wider at the forearm and tapering to the wrist. They are made from a single layer of three (3) pieces of black leather, including a gusset sewn at the center, with the edges turned to the reverse and hemmed. The forearm edge has an additional piece of leather wrapped around padding to form a three-dimensional detail. The cuffs are decorated all over with convex silver rounded metal nail head studs. They close with a silver metal zipper that starts at the wrist, with the toggle at the forearm when the cuffs are closed.
This costume is very similar to a costume worn by Hendryx during a performance at the Metropolitan Opera House on October 6, 1974.