A beautiful Victorian or early Edwardian lace ruffle or collar of hand made Irish Carrickmacross lace. This type of lace making was introduced in Ireland about 1820, however, it did not gain attention until after 1846.
A pretty lace, it is comprised of machine tulle net and muslin, sewn with heavier stitches following the pattern. Filled with stitches, then cut away. Design of this collar is an attractive larger floral, with a border of a smaller pattern. Small loops of "twills" finishes the neck line and along the slightly scalloped edge of the bottom. The color is an off white / ivory.
Size of the collar is 38-1/2" at the edge of the neck line from side to side. Bottom edge measures 68" from side to side. Width of the collar is 6" wide. Condition is very nice.
A stunning piece of lace to incoporate into a bridal gown or just to admire / study.
If you want to learn more tidbits about this lace, check out the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrickmacross_lace