Handkerchief
Handkerchief


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Women's Clothing ➔ Handkerchief

Identifier:
117439
Description:
In Victorian society, it was customary to follow a strict etiquette for mourning royalty, political leaders and of course for relatives. This mourning handkerchief, also known as a funeral handkerchief is an example of a key accessory that was required as part of the ritual. Early in history, mourning handkerchief's were white with black trim. The production of mourning clothing and accessories was a lucrative business and items like this were commonly purchased.
Materials:
Cotton
Dimensions:
12"" h 12"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Simonds, Mary E.
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Mary E. Simonds
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