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VINTAGE HANKIE, Wedding White Linen, Delicate White on White Floral Embroidery & Applique, Scalloped Corers, Madeira, Hand Rolled Hem, So Beautiful

14 x 14

We have a large selection of white and ivory hankies which are not pictured here, including many with monograms. If you’d like to see more, please convo us and we can send you photos of additional hankies for your consideration. Each hankie is individually priced.

A FEW WORDS ABOUT WEDDING HANKIES

Vintage white and ivory hankies that are popular today with wedding parties were produced primarily in the 1940s and ‘50s in places like Madeira, Switzerland, and the Far East. Embroidery, applique, drawn work, application of lace, and hemming were usually done by hand, often by 2 or more women who would each apply her speciality to the piece. Sold primarily in Europe and the United States, ladies would always have a clean white hankie at the ready to dab noses, catch tears, or clean a spot off Junior’s face. It’s said that no lady would let her maid launder her hankies. (I wouldn’t know, of course. I’ve never had one - a maid that is.). Each evening she would wash that day’s hankie in scented facial soap, then smooth it out on her mirror to dry where it would cling until morning. Try it yourself. It really works. Or tell your maid.

VINTAGE HANKIE, Wedding White Linen, Madeira, Delicate White on White Floral Embroidery & Applique, Scalloped Corners, Hand Rolled Hem

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: linen
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 829 reviews
  • Favorited by: 4 people