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Handkerchief

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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

Calico

American, late 18th to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

possibly United States (textile)

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes