Handmade Collars

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Collars are upper parts of shirts framing and adorning the neck. They began their story in c. 1300 if speaking about the modern use. In the middle of the 16th century, they became detachable to make starching more comfortable.

A kind of fashionable neck accessory is a collar necklace. It was men’s jewellery collar that lied on shoulders and served a massive chain for medallions over 500 years ago. There are many cases in costume history when this garment item is graced with precious stones, pearls and gems, like in Tsardom of Russia, or designed of bleached lace to bring a blazing accent on black attire like in seventeenth-century Spain.