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Large square kerchief

French
late 18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

129 x 117.5 cm (50 13/16 x 46 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.264

Medium or Technique

Embroidered muslin

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Large square white muslin kerchief designed to be worn folded over in triangle, over ground a widely spaced powder of small lilies (?), border design of pineapple with waving lines of small-scale foliage, embroidery worked with white linen in chain stitch, and some lace stitches; a few small holes; initials “S (?) B” in red cross stitch in one corner.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund