Handkerchiefs & Shawls

White & Red "Spot'd & Bordered" Handkerchief

HAN38W

$25.00

“Spotted” Handkerchiefs appear frequently through out the 18th and on into the 19th c.  They are described in shop advertisements, runaway ads and featured in genre paintings.  Originally made by “tie & dye” method in India, English printers & dyers sought to duplicate the popular style using blocks which made for lively patterns at minimal cost.   This handkerchief is based on contemporary illustrations and art as well as a large number of written descriptions from the 1750's onward proving the popularity of the color and style.  Our handkerchief  is based on the illustration of "The Lovely Lavinia"

  • Measuring approximately 34 inches square, our handkerchiefs are made of hand loomed cotton mull,  hand dyed and hand finished.
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