The Hanky Code

Portland, Oregon · 368 Sales


The Hanky Code

Portland, Oregon 368 Sales On Etsy since 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Hand drawn erotic illustrations based on The Hanky Code. Printed in Portland, OR <3


Last updated on Feb 24, 2016

Hand drawn erotic illustrations based on The Hanky Code. Printed in Portland, OR <3


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Leather Bone Gag- small, adjustable- Mature
Lavender Hanky- Mature
Yellow Hanky- Mature
Navy Blue Hanky- Mature
Hunter Green Hanky- Mature
Set of 5 Hankies - Mature
MISPRINTED Light Blue Hanky- Mature
Grey Hanky- Mature
Lavender Hanky- Mature
Red Hanky- Mature
Purple Hanky- Mature
Teal Hanky- Mature
Beige Hanky- Mature
Pink Hanky - Mature
Cream Hanky- Mature
Gold Hanky- Mature
Black Hanky- Mature
White Hanky- Mature
Light Blue Hanky- Mature
Set of 10 Hankies - Mature
Fuchsia Hanky - Mature
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Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars

bumpkinagency on Feb 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

these are fun and nicely made. in my opinion the black is the coolest looking- the thinner lines in the artwork make for a more intricate look. a nice surprise that the ink on the black hanky was glittery. these came exactly a week after purchase. two things to note- the hankies came heavily scented. i could smell patchouli before opening the envelope. may not be bothersome to some, but thought it was worth mentioning. the other thing is actually driving me sorta nuts: the hankies come folded and the creases are impossible to get out. i steamed them, which did nothing, then ironed one, upside down, using a shirt as a barrier, and the ink melted onto the shirt. i have them pressed between heavy books for over a week now but thinking i need to give it up.


gloiredemer on Jan 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Insanely generous free gifts and truly high quality, wearable pieces of art. I'll be back for sure!


Ali on Oct 25, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

I thought it was a tying blindfold but it's pretty!

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The Hanky Code

This project came into existence as my Thesis is college. The installation of 20 hankies on a ten foot wall was beautiful and naughty, and everyone wanted one!
Originally printed on the floor of my one bedroom apartment and in the middle of the night at the printshop, this project has grown exponentially over the last four years. With trial and error and a lot of help from friends and the community, the Hanky Code has been in production non-stop for four years, adding new designs and expanding the project steadily.
There is a rich history behind the code, and a lot of thought went into re-interpreting it for current times. As the project grows and picks up momentum we are able to expand and distribute the project rapidly.

The Hanky Code can now be found at these locations:
The Pleasure Chest, CA
Early to Bed, IL
Sugar, MD
Smitten Kitten, MN
Blue Stockings, NY
Passional Boutique, PA

Please see our profile for the artist statement.


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Last updated on June 10, 2015

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Payments are due at time of purchase.
All items are shipped within a few days of your purchase (unless something is being custom made/ put together for you... such as a gift package).
US orders are shipped priority and will get to you within 2-3 days. Tracking will be provided via email.

Should you not receive your package please let me know and we'll figure something out.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please note that the seller is not responsible for packages damaged or lost during transit. Please refer to your tracking number for transit information.
If you have any problems with your order, please contact me and we’ll find a way to solve it.
Returns are on a case-by-case basis. please contact me and we can discuss the situation. However, i do NOT accept returns of worn/used/soiled/not resell-able items. If we do agree on a return, the buyer pays the return postage and shipping will not be refunded. The product will be refunded after it has been received and deemed to be in good condition.

Please remember that these are not perfect! They are handmade with lots of love and beautiful mistakes. Keep this in mind when ordering.
Additional policies and FAQs
We have put out hearts into this project, and hope you enjoy it as much as we do. All items were hand screen printed from original images. Some of the fabric was hand dyed. With all of these variants, please keep in mind that no two items are the same!

Feel free to contact us with questions.

You can find some of maria's other art at worndress.etsy.com and seagrapesoap.etsy.com