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Material: Fine Linen
Size: 11 & 3/4 x 11 & 1/2 inches
While this hanky had never been used or laundered, it showed some overall age/storage
related darkening, so I carefully soaked and gently pressed it. It is now clean
and fresh. I did not use bleach, so the hankie would likely lighten to pure snow
white if desired, with the use of bleach/brightener. Due to low light the color
in our images does not show with complete accuracy.
This hanky is in exceptionally nice condition. I did notice a very tiny, light
gray dot in the middle of each corner flower, which is to light to show in our images.
This is part of the original printed pattern design used by the needle worker to
assist in completing the complex embroidered deign. I believe a satin stitch was
to be placed over each tiny mark, however they were either overlooked or purposely
left out by the embroiderer. Anyone who is familiar with embroidered hankies has
seen this before. You must really scrutinize to detect, but since this outline pattern
was designed to disappear after laundering this will likely resolve with a second
wash.There are no holes, tears, snags, stains or other problems. This little work
of art is really lovely, with masses of seed stitches and overall outstanding embroidery.
This fine vintage textile would make a lovely wedding or bridal handkerchief.
Wonderful Vintage Hand Embroidered Whitework Hankie Handkerchief Profuse Seed & Satin