Ñandutí Needle Lace Collar

Description
This collar is made in the Ñandutí technique with cotton thread. The motifs are circular and semi-circular and two strips are joined to make the collar. Probably made in Paraguay, South America. Ñandutí lace is made on a foundation fabric, which is removed later. Lace making was introduced to Paraguay by the Spaniards in the mid 1600's.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1880-1900
maker
unknown
place made
Paraguay
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall at neckline: 14 in x 7 in; 35.56 cm x 17.78 cm
overall outside edge: 35 in x 7 in; 88.9 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
TE.T15212
catalog number
T15212
accession number
290897
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Oliver Murray, 1970
subject
Adornment
Lace
Cotton
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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