Bertha Collar in Mixed Brussels Bobbin and Needle Lace

Description
This bertha collar is made in mixed Brussels needlepoint and bobbin lace techniques. The delicate rose motifs are made in needle lace and inserted in the dense floral designs made in bobbin lace. It is made of cotton thread and probably dates from the late 19th to early 20th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
bertha
lace, bertha
lace, bertha, collar
Object Type
lace
date made
1880-1910
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall around neckline: 38 in x 6 in; 96.52 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
Belgium
ID Number
TE*T13635
catalog number
T13635
accession number
263100
subject
Textiles
Clothing & Accessories
Adornment
Cotton
Lace
Bobbin Lace
Needle Lace
Lace
Textiles
Lace
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Lace
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs Albert E Bothe, in memory of Mrs. W. J. Lee Bradley (mother) and Miss E.M.Bradley (sister),1965
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