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Fabulous Vintage Hand Embroidered Whitework Hankie Handkerchief Seed & Satin Stitch, Roses, Flowers
Fabulous Vintage Hand Embroidered Whitework Hankie Handkerchief Seed & Satin Stitch, Roses, Flowers
Fabulous Vintage Hand Embroidered Whitework Hankie Handkerchief Seed & Satin Stitch, Roses, Flowers
Fabulous Vintage Hand Embroidered Whitework Hankie Handkerchief Seed & Satin Stitch, Roses, Flowers

Material:  Fine Linen

Size:  11 & 1/2   x  11 & 1/4  inches
Quantity:  1

With the exception of a very small unadorned middle section of the finest off white linen lawn, the entire surface of this hankie is hand embroidered with beautiful satin stitch flowers, and delicate seed stitching.
This particular handkerchief features an amazing amount of embroidery, with large corner medallions and embroidered roses comprised entirely of tiny seed stitches high lighted with satin stitches.  Also, all of the different types of leaves on this hankie are formed of seed stitches, surrounded by satin stitch.

The embroidery pattern features a center garland, surrounded by  intricate drawn work, satin stitch scallops, profuse floral decorations, and a lovely satin stitch scallop edge.  Interestingly, even sections of the satin stitch edging is scalloped;  so we have a scalloped hanky edge, that is covered with tiny satin stitches, sections of which even feature scalloped stitch work!  I do not believe I have ever seen this before.  Needless to say, the hand embroidered workmanship and intricate detail in this hankie is quite amazing.

It features high quality hand executed embroidered decorations similar to Portuguese examples, however it is likely from  Formosa, where skilled needle workers were competing for the same profitable embroidery trade of the period, c. 1920’s - 40’s.

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 hanky 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.  There are no holes, tears, snags, stains or other problems.  It is really lovely, with outstanding hand embroidery work.
This fine vintage textile would make a very lovely wedding or bridal handkerchief.

Fabulous Vintage Hand Embroidered Whitework Hankie Handkerchief Seed & Satin Stitch, Roses, Flowers

$ 99.00

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