Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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handkerchief
  • COUNTRY UNKNOWN (WESTERN)
  • handkerchief, date unknown
  • Where object was made: country unknown
  • silk, cotton thread, silk thead, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 41 x 41 cm
    Object Height/Width: 16 1/8 x 16 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0147
Description

Embroidered linen handkerchief with flower motifs. Four-petal flowers are embroidered partly on the lace and partly on linen. The space between insertions is embroidered with flowers on a lattice work. The next insertion is crossed at the corners with the same flowers embroidered before. The edge has a clover embroidered design.