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Large, Brown, Light & Dark Gold Neck-handkerchief

Price: $28.00
Item Number: HAN23
DAR Museum Reproduction by Burnley & Trowbridge Co.

This beautiful neck-handkerchief most likely has a French or English provenance and was imported into America c 1780 - 1810.  It's style and coloring is similar to many in collections both in France and England with French, English or Indian provenance.  The colors and textile of this reproduction are closely matched to the original taking into account oxidization.  The colors that appear here are most likely the vibrant colors of the handkerchief when it was new. This neck-handkerchief would have been fashionable especially in the last quarter as the waistline began to rise and such gowns as the "Italian Gown" with it's tight bodice and long sleeve were often set off by an oversized kerchief or shawl which crossed over the bosom and wrapped to the back.  The printed motifs often imitated the costlier hand-woven motifs of the India shawls.  Measuring approximately 48 inches square our neck-handkerchiefs are made of hand loomed cotton mul, hand printed and hand finished.

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