A square kerchief of white silk gauze

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

77.5 x 76 cm (30 1/2 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.1809

Medium or Technique

Silk; Embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

(now much spotted with brown), designed to be worn folded with point down the back, two sides embroidered with silver metal thread and polychrome silks in solidly worked border design of closely massed blossoms and leaves, narrow silver looped fringe sewn in scallops on edges below embroidered border, gauze tender and cracked; backed with transparo at M.F.A.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Eastman