Square kerchief

Probably French
19th century

Object Place: France


55 x 55.8 cm (21 5/8 x 21 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk figured weave

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Small square kerchief of cream colored cotton and silk (cotton warp, silk weft) with all over background figure in weft floats of diagonal lines and minute lozenges, over background figure alternate horizontal repeat of rose against five petalled leaf and oak leaf in part in weft floats, in part brocaded with pink silk, border design of stylized round blossoms and leaves partly in weft floats, partly in pink silk brocade; stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates