Puerto Rican Lace Collar
Objects of beauty that helped pay the bills
A row of cross designs between two rows of flowers adorns this small lace collar made in Puerto Rico during the 1920s. Needlework of all kinds--knitting, crocheting, and embroidery--were a practical way for many young Puerto Rican women to help support their families. Working from home, some produced handmade garments like this collar that only the wealthy could afford to buy.
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