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APPLIED ART : COSTUME

Object Name

Collar

Maker

Yeats, Lily (Primary maker)
Yeats, Lily (embroiderer)

Date Made

20th century (early)
20th century (early)

Description

Cream embroidered silk collar with rose briar motifs, believed to have been removed from a tweed coat. This collar was embroidered by Lily Yeats, sister of the poet W.B. Yeats.As an active member of the Dun Emer Guild, formed as part of the Arts and Crafts movement within Ireland, which sought to develop a successful Celtic-themed craft and design industry in the early 1900s. Dun Emer’s aim was to find ‘work for Irish hands in the making of beautiful materials.’

Materials

silk

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.T2249

Copyright

National Museums NI