Red, Brown & Blue Flowered Handkerchief or Shawl - Seconds

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The original handkerchief or shawl that this Red, Brown & Blue Flowered Handkerchief or Shawl is based on is owned by the DAR Museum, and was reproduced by us in its original colorway.  Inspired by the many red grounded 18th century textiles of Provence, we re-colored this one to that mode.  The original handkerchief most likely has a French or English provenance and was imported into America c 1780 - 1810.  It's style and coloring is similar to many in collections both in France and England, with French, English or Indian provenance.  

This Red, Brown & Blue Flowered Handkerchief or Shawl was especially fashionable in the last quarter of the 18th century. As the waistline began to rise, such gowns as the "Italian Gown" with it's tight bodice and long sleeve were often set off by an over-sized handkerchief or shawl, which crossed over the bosom and wrapped to the back.  The printed motifs often imitated the costlier hand-woven motifs of the India shawls.  

These handkerchiefs are considered seconds as they do not include the full  reproduction border. Please see photograph.

Our Red, Brown & Blue Flowered Handkerchief or Shawl:

  • Measures approximately 44 inches square. 

  • 100% hand loomed cotton mull.

  • Hand printed and finished. 

  • To learn more about our Red, Brown & Blue Flowered Handkerchief or Shawl, or our other designs, please visit About Our Handkerchiefs

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