Aubergine “Spot’d” Handkerchief
“Spotted” handkerchiefs appear frequently through out the 18th and on into the 19th c. They are described in shop advertisements, runaway ads and genre paintings. Originally made by “tie & dye” method in India, English dyers sought to duplicate the popular style which made for lively patterns at minimal cost. Our handkerchief is based on an original handkerchief worn by a child admitted to the Foundling Hospital in London in 1759. The aubergine color is matched to the original neckerchief.
- Measuring approximately 35 inches x 39 inches our handkerchiefs are made of hand loomed cotton mull, hand tie and dyed and hand finished.
- Please note that our "tie" & "dye" handkerchiefs are made in the traditional method and may require additional dye fixing. We recommend a dye fixative such as Retayne, Rit or Dharma's dye fixative. You can also use 1/2 cut salt and 2 teaspoons of vinegar to help set the dye. Always wash our handkerchiefs by hand using cold water and a small amount of mild detergent.
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