Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bertha collar
  • maternal grandmother of Gertrude Welch
    died 1844
    active: United States
  • bertha collar, early 1800s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, lace, netting
  • Object Height/Width: 56 x 90 cm
    Object Height/Width: 22 1/16 x 35 3/8 in
  • Gift of Miss Gertrude Welch
  • Not on display
  • 1932.0044
Description

Combination collar with shoulder caps. Net bertha with embroidered cluster which been applied to net. Gathered pieces over shoulders added to bertha. Design consists of a border pattern on the collar of small fan-shaped floral images and another border on each shoulder cap of stylized floral shapes and leaves.