Handkerchief

Calico

American
late 18th to early 19th century


Place of Manufacture: possibly United States (textile); Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

53.2 x 55 cm (20 15/16 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.844

Medium or Technique

Block-printed cotton plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Handkerchief with small dark red dots and narrow vine border on white ground, small symmetrical floral motifs at each corner; single selvedge edge with three hemmed sides

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone