Antique Appenzell Embroidered Swiss Linen Floral Handkerchief


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Exquisite Appenzell Wedding Handkerchief from the late 1800’s, early 1900’s, hand embroidered on finest Pristine White Swiss Batiste Linen with Linen thread. The finest, most beautiful hand embroidery you will ever find, made by the women of Appenzell at the foot of the Alps, Switzerland during the 18th and 19th century. Appenzell is the finest, rarest embroidery, world renowned for the gorgeous, meticulous hand work. The embroidery consists of a very fine satin-stitch embroidery and delicate seed stitches that are so tiny and exquisite, it’s hard to imagine it was done by hand.

Although Appenzell is considered whitework, the handkerchief has the soft gray, silvery shadow, which accents the fine stitching. Surrounding the central circular design are the most lovely flowers, and leaves in a floral garland, as well as scrolling and geometric fantasy designs. The edges are scalloped and have the tiniest openwork border. From a collection of the finest linens and lace. The condition of the handkerchief is remarkable. 

  • Measures 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″.
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