Red Spotted Handkerchief with Simple Border


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“Spotted” handkerchiefs appear frequently through out the 18th and into the 19th centuries. In run-away ads, portraits, genre art, advertisements and theft reports,  we find handkerchiefs, such as our Red Spotted Handkerchief with Simple Border worn by women and men for fashion and practicality.  Handkerchiefs could be made using the tie and dye method as well as resist block printing. 

This particular handkerchief is the latter.  This Red Spotted Handkerchief with Simple Border is inspired by an India cotton neck-handkerchief attributed to William Cowper, one of England's most respected poets.  He is known among other things for the Olney Hymns, which he wrote in collaboration with John Newton of Amazing Grace fame. 

Our Red Spotted Handkerchief With Simple Border:

  • Measures approximately 37 inches square. 
  • 100% hand loomed cotton mull.
  • Hand printed and hand finished. 
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