A sewing craft project of many years ago, this silk hankie pillow top cover features hand embroidery flowers and cranes in an Asian /Oriental style. Each of the of four handkerchiefs have been stitched together, and embellished with lace for lacing a pretty ribbon.
The hankies are a soft creamy color with the embroidery work in a matching shade. The only additional color are the legs, lower body and beak of each of the cranes.
Situated in all four corners of each of the hankies is a lovely square of drawn lace which certainly adds a dimension of beauty. Lovely scallop border at the edge.
Most of these hankie pillow toppers are a home sewn project, with most using a printed cotton handkerchief. This is an exception as it uses silk hankies. Dating from the later Victorian or Edwardian era.
Size of the topper is 25" square.
Condition: It has been enjoyed. Some raveling, fraying to the edge as noted in the photo. This is the most significant damage. Minor is a couple pin dot holes and a dot of soil.