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Catalog Number 1984.137.001
Description Lace Collar, c. 1910-1940. Off-white tulle netting with floral design on the neckline. Tulle netting border with appliqué border and scalloped edging on the border. Chain-like edging on the upper portion of the neckline. Machine made.
Object Name Collar
Collection 3D - Clothing
Title Lace Collar, c. 1910-1940
Date c. 1910-1940
Creator Naslund, Lina
Role Seamstress
Inscription Text none
Provenance Was used by donor's mother, Lina Naslund, who was a Swedish immigrant and a seamstress in San Francisco. She came to America from Sweden in 1910 and married Alfred Augustus Cuneo in 1915. Often busy creating lace collars and cuffs for Charmian London, wife of Jack London.
Notes "In clothing, a collar is the part of a shirt, dress, coat or blouse that fastens around or frames the neck. Among clothing construction professionals, a collar is differentiated from other necklines such as revers and lapels, by being made from a separate piece of fabric, rather than a folded or cut part of the same piece of fabric used for the main body of the garment.
A collar may be permanently attached to the main body of the garment (e.g. by stitching) or detachable…The Oxford English Dictionary traces collar in its modern meaning to c. 1300. Today's shirt collars descend from the ruffle created by the drawstring at the neck of the medieval chemise, through the Elizabethan ruff and its successors, the whisk collar and falling band. Separate collars exist alongside attached collars since the mid-16th century, usually to allow starching and other fine finishing.
During the Edwardian period and sporadically thereafter, ornamental collars were worn as a form of jewelry." [ 4/3/2017]
Dimensions H-8.125 W-36.75 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Women's Fashion
Women's Fashion Accessories
Subjects Clothing & dress