pre 1920's Victorian White Irish-Crochet Lace Handmade Blouse
Sleeve Length:22 inches
Total Length:16 inches
Beautiful crisp-white long billow-sleeved handmade Irish crochet-lace blouse from the Victorian era. The distinguishing element of Irish crochet lace is breathtaking three-dimensional raised work. This blouse has all the attributes favored by serious collectors: unusual large medallions in the lace pattern, a variety of floral motifs and an unique silhouette. I adore the dramatic wide cuff billow-sleeves and stand-up bib collar. The thing I love most about handmade Irish crochet-lace garments is they do not have unsightly seams. The shape of the garment is built-in by hand during the assembly of the individual motifs. A wearable piece of textile history.
This antique blouse is in excellent wearable condition with no rips,stains or holes. This garment is made from durable white cotton-lace yarn that can be washed and will not disintegrate. You can wear it without fear of destroying a museum treasure. Back hooks and buttons in place. This piece is over 100 years old and is truly spectacular.