Aubergine “Spot’d” Handkerchief


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“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  Originally made by “tie & dye” method in India, English dyers sought to duplicate the popular style which made for lively patterns at minimal cost.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.  

  • Measures approximately 35 inches x 39 inches.
  • 100% 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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