vandykes (collars)

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Scope note
Refers to collars and ruffs that were made of Venetian lace or a similar lace; they were an article of fashionable dress in 18th-century Europe and European colonies. They typically include deep, acute-angled points of lacework. The term refers to the appearance of such collars in portraits by the famous painter, Anthony van Dyck (also spelled "van Dyke").
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024