Tatted Lace Collar

Description
This tatted lace collar is formed of 76 joined tatted medallions, each one inch in diameter, and is executed with two-ply cotton. Tatting is a knotting technique using one or two tatting shuttles to form rings and chains. The motifs are joined at the small loops called picots. According to the donor this was tatted before the Civil War.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tatting
tatting, collar
tatting, lace, collar
Object Type
tatting
date made
1850-1861
maker
unknown
Physical Description
tatting (overall production method/technique)
cotton, 2-ply (overall material)
Measurements
overall, neckedge: 13 1/2 in x 3 in; 34.29 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T08132A
catalog number
T08132A
accession number
145752
subject
Adornment
Cotton
Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Caroline Wolfley Shannon, 1937

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