Honiton (East Devon) lace collar

Some of the most famous lace-makers in Otterton were the five unmarried Pile sisters who lived on the green. Mary, Eliza, Blanche, Harriet and Elizabeth Pile were the daughters of a bootmaker. All worked in the lace trade in the 1850s, at a time when East Devon lace was in great demand.

One of the sisters made this Honiton lace collar in about 1850. It includes bullocks heart motifs and leadworks.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
Honiton (East Devon) lace collar
Simple Name
Production Date
19th century
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Honiton (East Devon) lace collar