Large, Brown, Light & Dark Gold Handkerchief or Shawl

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Reproduced from the collection of the DAR Museum by Burnley & Trowbridge Co.

This beautiful Large Brown, Light & Dark Gold Handkerchief or Shawl most likely has a French or English provenance and was imported into America c 1780 - 1810. It's style and coloring are similar to many in French and English collections, with French, English or Indian provenance.  The colors and textile of this reproduction are closely matched to the original, taking oxidation into account.  

The colors that appear here reflect the vibrant colors of the handkerchief when it was new. This Large Brown, Light & Dark Gold Handkerchief or Shawl would have been especially fashionable in the last quarter of the 18th century.  As waistlines began to rise, such gowns as the "Italian Gown" with its tight bodice and long sleeves 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 Indian shawls.  

Our Large Brown, Light & Dark Gold Handkerchief or Shawl:

  • Measures approximately 48 inches square.
  • 100% hand loomed cotton mull.
  • Hand printed and hand finished.
  • To learn more about our Large Brown, Light & Dark Gold Handkerchief or Shawl, or our other designs, visit About Our Handkerchiefs

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