Here is another trip down memory lane, finding this fabulous Irish Crochet neck wear catalog. Printed by the Yama Company, Yokohoma, Japan, their wares were import to their branch at 104 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. Catalog is not dated but late Victorian ~ Edwardian era.
32 pages,all in black and white, including the covers. The offerings are many and quite lovely.
For just a tad at the neck, the array of ribbon bows garnished with Irish crochet are dazzling. Not to be outdone the, fancy shapes of jabots would be outstanding for any outfit. The prices for these beauties are 50 cents and $1.00 (I'll take three dozen, please! All handmade!). Even the most fancy are just $2.75.
Then we have collars. Collars of all styles, shapes and sizes, plus sets with cuffs. Wow! How pretty. Toward the back of the catalog, the company offers handkerchiefs with fancy needlework, cute little tea or hostess aprons, baby bibs and even men vests in quilted silk.
For milady's dressmaking sewing needs, she could purchase dress fronts with beautiful drawn thread and embroidery work completed. Using these dress front pieces, the seamstress could sew the fanciest of dress.
The last few pages of the catalog are of lovely table linens for the home. Again, drawnwork, embroidery and crochet pieces were offered.
Size of the catalog is 9-1/4" long x 6"wide.
Condition: Some soiling to the covers. Also a few hand written numbers on back cover. One torn corner on the cover. Inside is relatively nice. Some soiling at the white border edge of the page.
Small Irish Crochet doilies are not included with the book. Look for Irish crochet doilies in other listings,