Victorian American Indian Handkerchief Pillow Top Lace Trim Vintage Home Sewn

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SKU VPindian
Weight 0.75 LBS
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Here is an amazing handkerchief textile from the late Victorian or early Edwardian time period.  A sewing craft project of many years ago, this hankie pillow top features an American Indian in feathered head dress in shades of pink and red.  It is only the first I have ever seen and was in awe to find it.  Most of this type of pillow top, which I find, features pretty floral flowers patterns.

It is a home sewn project using a printed cotton handkerchief.  The hankie was cut in four sections, then restitched with lace insertion between each corner of the hankie, thus forming the pillow top.  The lace, also, includes a row of beading lace, so ribbon can be threaded through.  Tying, here and there in bows, for further embellishment.  

No backing for the pillow was found with the top.  Sometimes, a backing was another hankie or a batiste fabric in a white or solid color.  If you were finishing as a pillow, the backing fabric would be your choice.

Size of the top is 20" square.  

Although very clean and never used or laundered, there's a tiny amount of oxidation at a couple corners on the white.  Rather minor.