I couldn’t wait to share these! Here are more handkerchiefs I found in Houston. This one is cotton, measures 11 3/4″ square and is in pristine condition.
Another cotton one in the same colors — this one measures 15″ square. There is a bit of staining, but I don’t mind that. The edge is hand rolled. I love the secondary design in white: at the border it is a mirror image of the bells on the edge; in the middle the design is the branches and leaves that the bells ‘hang’ from.
This one is pure silk with a label carefully stitched on the back which says: Pure Silk, Registered Pattern, Japan. It measures 16 3/4″ x 17″. It also has a hand-rolled edge.
When the clerk found this one in my stack she stopped, held it high and called to the owner, “It’s leaving!” The owner came over and looked at my stack of hankies. She was clearly sorry to see this one go. When she saw the first two hankies above she said, “I see it’s going to a good home. Enjoy it dear.” And I will.