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Handkerchief: Soldiers shaking hands

White hankerchief with yellow and red border. Two soldiers (wearing yellow and blue) shaking hands in the middle of the scarf. Each corner has two to three flags and there are illustrated figures between the flags along each side (soldiers, woman at a loom, woman holding flowers).

Provenance

By 2011, with Chris Saunders of Sotherans, London; 2011, purchased from Saunders by Jean and Frederic Sharf; 2011, gift of the Sharfs to the MFA (Accession date: December 30, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

British, late 1910s

Dimensions

Height x width: 13 x 13 in. (33 x 33 cm)

Accession Number

2011.2360

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles