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This exquisite vintage handkerchief is made of silky, super fine, sheer cotton. Mysterious flowers or leaves dance around the reverse-applique hem, laboriously hand-embroidered with the pin-stitch that is a hallmark of fine Madeira embroidery.

To me, these shapes resemble Roman pines (a.k.a. "broccoli trees") or blasted pines on the Monterey coast. What do you think the embroideress was inspired by?

Made of super fine cotton
Measures about 12 inches square
Condition: excellent

Lots more lovely hankies in my shop -- please have a look!

All our vintage linens have been washed and pressed. Please remember that vintage items are not new and often not perfect, and that they have had a long life of their own before they entered ours.

Hankie with White Applique Hem Madeira Style Vintage Handkerchief

$7.50 USD
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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: fabric, handkerchief, cotton
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 462 reviews
  • Favorited by: 17 people