Fragment of wedding handkerchief

Fragment of wedding handkerchief
Fragment of wedding handkerchief
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Silk
Dimensions:
29 x 43 cm (11 7/16 x 16 15/16 in.)
Object Type:
Accession Number:
X2001.547
Acquisition Date:
2001-12-31
Credit Line:

Museum collection

Fragment of a silk jacquard wedding handkerchief on paper with inscription:
"Piece of a wedding handkerchief made by a family of Dutch weavers who settled there in Pioneer Days. These handkerchiefs were also used to tie up the faces(?) of the dead for burial."

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