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Handkerchief

probably French
1850–75


Dimensions

36 x 35 cm (14 3/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.1616

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Very fine silky white linen, worked with white cotton and laid-work, and eyelet-work. The design consists of groups of open, four-petaled flowers placed at intervals along the sides and connected by two lines of eyelets, between which are rows of groups of dots and eyelets with two seed-like forms. The edge is finished with three lobed scallops. Across one corner are the letters H.S.E. Torn and mended.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. N. W. Emerson