Ñandutí Needle Lace Collar

Ñandutí Needle Lace Collar

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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
Object Name
lace
lace, collar
Object Type
lace
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
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