This hand block printed handkerchief is inspired by several extant and illustrated handkerchiefs with borders and sprigged centers. Printed handkerchiefs were worn by both men and women of the working class. These cotton handkerchiefs have a rolled hem all the way around and are made of a very soft, fine handkerchief cotton, finer than many others being sold so that when tied or bunched up at the back of your neck the handkerchief still sits well. In the 1773 Pennsylvania Gazette an ad included "Run away . . . a Dutch servant girl . . . had on . . . [a] blue stamped handkerchief" cited in the book Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 04 September, 2019.