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,...........silk 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.
- Measuring approximately 34 inches square it is made of hand loomed cotton mull, block printed and hand finished.
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