The Amazing Handkerchief
The Amazing Handkerchief: Chronicler of Romance, Heroism, History, Fashion and Art through the Ages. The ubiquitous handkerchief is with us in large and small moments of life–wrapping a child's cut finger, catching a bride's tears of joy, worn over a soldier's heart into battle. Handkerchiefs date back to the Chou dynasty (1000 BCE) and possibly earlier. Once considered a sign of nobility, they later transitioned into a coveted accessory for both fashion and flirting. This private collection has been curated and shared by Ann Mahony, a historian of vintage artifacts and handkerchief collector.