Handkerchief

probably French
1850–75


Dimensions

39 x 39 cm (15 3/8 x 15 3/8 in. )

Accession Number

17.1615

Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fine, white, silky linen, the outer edge is finished with three-lobed scallops and two borders of dots, holes and diamonds. Inside of these and somewhat overlapping them is a blackberry vine bearing leaves and groups of eyelets and laid-work suggestive of berries. Across one end are embroidered the initials H.S.E. Worked with white cotton.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. N. W. Emerson