Golden Yellow "Spot'd" Silk Handkerchief


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“Spotted” handkerchiefs, such as our Golden Yellow "Spot'd" Silk handkerchief, appear frequently throughout the 18th and into the 19th centuries.  Originally made by “tie & dye” method in India,  English dyers sought to duplicate the popular style at minimal cost by blocking the lively patterns.  The yellow color appears  in shop advertisements, runaway ads, and in mezzo-tints and satires.  This Golden Yellow "Spot'd" Silk Handkerchief is inspired by our reproduction of a handkerchief in the collection of the DAR Museum.  It is scaled  to match that original, and then colored to match the handkerchiefs found in other collections, such as this original in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg and this one in the collection of the National Trust  The pattern itself has a time span from 1750 to as late as 1865, as demonstrated by this silk bolt retrieved from the Bertrand Steamboat which sank in 1865.

Our Golden Yellow "Spot'd" Silk Handkerchief:

  • Measures approximately 36 inches square. 
  • 100% hand loomed silk.
  • Lightweight and hand hemmed.
  • NOTE: Second image shows full handkerchief. 
  • To learn more about our Golden Yellow "Spot'd" Silk Handkerchief, and our other designs, visit About Our Handkerchiefs

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