Kerchief

French
early 19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

81 x 78.5 cm (31 7/8 x 30 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.680

Medium or Technique

Cotton print

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Kerchief. Square of cotton, printed with central field of dark yellow ochre decorated with small polychrome floral sprays in vaguely diamond-shaped compartments formed by long, light yellow oak leaves and black twigs bearing red and green blossoms. In each corner, a scalloped quadrant of lavender with a floral spray. Wide lavender border with polychrome flowers and long serrated violet leaves. Several small tears and holes, some darned.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot