Handkerchief

probably Indian, used in America
first quarter of the 19th century


Place of Manufacture: probably Indian; Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 63.8 x 73 cm (25 1/8 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

45.608

Medium or Technique

Printed silk plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Red ground and bunches of purple and gold flowers with blue leaves at center, wide purple and black geometeric border with thinner black and white inner and outer borders; hemmed top and bottom edges, selvedges at sides

Provenance

Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout