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Object ID # 1959.036.003
Object Name Collar
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description This lace collar does not have any fasteners in its design. The neck edge has a sort of "V" shape, with a central jabot-like lace piece hanging down. The lace has a floral and leafy pattern. There are pale blue beads and silvery sequins surmounted by beads of pale blue or a clear colour. These beads decorate the angle of the "V" and the lower part of the collar. A large pale blue bead is present at the angle area of the "V". There is no maker's identification.
Provenance Previously owned by Mrs. Ethel Greig, who was a member of the Owen Sound Women's Institute. We are not sure if the neckpiece had belonged to someone in her family, or if she donated it on behalf of the W. I. group, which assisted the museum project.

The neck collar likely is from either the late 19th-century or early 20th-century. Exact age is undetermined.
Collection Textiles, 20th-c Clothing Collection, Women's
Material Lace/Bead, Glass/Sequins/Thread
Dimensions W-20.2 L-34.2 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function A decorative neckpiece, which would be worn by a woman.