China, embroidered ceremonial collar, circa 1900, formed from multi-layered polychrome petal and cloud shaped satin panels, adorned with streamers and fringing

China, embroidered ceremonial collar, circa 1900, formed from multi-layered polychrome petal and cloud shaped satin panels, adorned with streamers and fringing

Purse  Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Date: 19th century Culture: China Medium: Silk

Purse Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Date: 19th century Culture: China Medium: Silk

Collar, late 17th and late 19th century elements. Italian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Nuttall Collection, Gift of Mrs. Magdalena Nuttall, 1908 (08.180.701) |  The name point de neige refers to the resemblance of the delicate buttonholed loops and projecting picots to snowflakes (neige being the French word for snow). #snow

Collar, late 17th and late 19th century elements. Italian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Nuttall Collection, Gift of Mrs. Magdalena Nuttall, 1908 (08.180.701) | The name point de neige refers to the resemblance of the delicate buttonholed loops and projecting picots to snowflakes (neige being the French word for snow). #snow

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