Double Pink "Flower'd" Handkerchief


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Just Imported in the Ship Hunter, Capt. Wilson, from LONDON...........a general assortment of EUROPEAN and INDIA GOODS , viz, handkerchiefs, flower’d linen ditto, cotton ditto.....  Boston Evening Post, June 23rd, 1760

Resist or paste printing was a common and desirable method of creating a dark grounded textile.  Sometimes in only one color and sometimes blocked after to create a pattern of two or more colors, They are described in shop advertisements, runaway ads and show up in genre paintings.  Printed in both India and England they could be simple or far more complex using many blocks and a number of colors.  

Our handkerchief is inspired and  based on an original half handkerchief in the collection of the Museon Arlaten & believed to be French. We have produced the original colorway here. This colorway of soft pinks is inspired by similar handkerchiefs in art as well as extant handkerchiefs.   

  • Measures approximately 34 inches square. 
  • 100% hand loomed cotton mull.
  • Hand printed and hand finished. 
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