Kerchief

American
Late 18th–early 19th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

105.2 x 106.3 cm (41 7/16 x 41 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.61

Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Square kerchief designed to be worn folded with two points hanging down back; sheer white cotton embroidered with fine white linen worked in great variety of stitches with border design of meander, one purely geometric and one of highly stylized leaves and blossoms; in two pendant corners, spray of flowers; in center, arranged in circle, the embroidered inscription “done by Mary Cotton in her 80 year”; narrow linen woven fringe on all four sides; a number of brown stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances G. Curtis