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Small kerchief, "Hand Shadows." Plate or roller print in red on fine natural muslin. Four rectangles, each showing hands casting shadows suggesting animals, birds, figures. Full loom width: selvedges at sides; ends hemmed. A few small holes and brown stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Hale Sutherland

English, 1840–60

Object Place

England

Dimensions

41 x 59.8 cm (16 1/8 x 23 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.1061

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes