The University of Texas at Austin
Identifier: TMC_0039
Title: Handkerchief
Description: Fancy hankerchief made of ecru rickrack. This type of needlework is called tapework. It is done by sewing the rickrack into vine-like strips, which are then turned and sewn into a square to create a handkerchief. Handkerchief was used by Mary Ann Ellington (b. 1837-d. 1932). She moved to Texas in the 1850s. Donated by Margaret Steiner.
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: circa 1850
Source: UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: R [Metric, Rm C 5.2]
Format: Handkerchiefs
Size: 25.4 cm L X 22.86 cm W
Other ID: TMM 2662-3
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century