Red & Black "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

In runaway ads, portraits, genre art, advertisements and theft reports, we find handkerchiefs of many descriptions, such as our Red & Black "Flower'd" Handkerchief, worn by women and men for fashion and practicality throughout the 18th century and into the 19th century. 

The pattern of this Red & Black "Flower'd" Handkerchief is based on our research of primary printed textiles of the 18th century. The color combination of red and black is a popular one, found in the Foundling collection from the 1750's onward and the small stylized flower is typical of many similar flower patterns found in 18th century Indian and English textiles,  

Our Red & Black "Flower'd" Handkerchief:

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