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Plaid silk handkerchief

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Plaid silk handkerchief; even checkerboard plaid formed by warps striped dark blue and white and wefts striped red and white; in one corner, F. W. L. embroidered in brown silk in cross stitch; considerably faded and worn; a number of breaks and holes.


Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Lee, Guy Hunter Lee, Mrs. Henry Jackson, Mrs. Thornton K. Ware, and Mrs. Joseph T. Walker, in memory of Francis Wilson Lee

Indian, 19th century

Object Place



70 x 75.3 cm (27 9/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plaid with silk embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts