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Maltese collar

This collar is made of cream silk and has the Maltese cross, so it is Maltese lace.

There are flowers with petals made from tallies, and other clusters of tallies. There are plaits or twisted pairs connecting things.

The Maltese crosses part has been stitched onto the other part.

This lace came from my grandmother, Violet Dibblee (née Geddes) 1871-1961. She was in Malta from 1908 to 1911.

This collar is too big to fit in my scanner (which is how I am reproducing the lace) so I can only show pieces of it on the right. The entire collar is photographed below to show its shape.

Maltese collar

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Maltese lace collar

Maltese lace collar

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Maltese lace collar

Maltese lace collar


© Jo Edkins 2014