Yellow & Red "Spot'd & Bordered" Handkerchief


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“Spotted” Handkerchiefs appear frequently through out the 18th and on into the 19th c.  They are described in shop advertisements, runaway ads and featured in genre paintings.  Originally made by “tie & dye” method in India, English printers & dyers sought to duplicate the popular style using blocks which made for lively patterns at minimal cost.   

This handkerchief is based on contemporary illustrations and art as well as a large number of written descriptions from the 1750's onward proving the popularity of the color and style.  Our handkerchief is color matched to extant handkerchiefs of this color scheme and our pattern is based on the illustration of "The Lovely Lavinia"

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