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White handkerchief with warp and weft stripes along edges crossing at corners, two thin dark red borders in zigzag pattern; hemmed at top and bottom edges, selvedges at sides


Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout

probably English, used in America, first half of the 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably England

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


53.3 x 52.5 cm (21 x 20 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Block-printed linen plain weave, triple warps


Textiles and Fashion Arts