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White & Red "Spot'd & Bord'd" Neck-Handkerchief

Price: $22.00
Item Number: HAN38W
“Spotted” Handkerchiefs appear frequently through out the 18th and on into the 19th c.  They are described in shop advertisements, runaway ads and featured in genre paintings.  Originally made by “tie & dye” method in India, English printers & dyers sought to duplicate the popular style using blocks which made for lively patterns at minimal cost.   This handkerchief is based on contemporary illustrations and art as well as a large number of written descriptions from the 1750's onward proving the popularity of the color and style.  Our handkerchief  is based on the illustration of "The Lovely Lavinia". Measuring approximately 34 inches square, our neck-handkerchiefs are made of hand loomed cotton mul,  hand dyed and hand finished.

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