Dating to the 1920s this printed silk shawl would have been an alternative to the heavy embroidered shawls. Just as beautiful and textural because of the tone on tone pattern of the silk jacquard on which the shawl is printed.
This vintage handkerchief features clusters of white gardenia's on a
light grass green background. The outer border has a white fish scale
or petal design, each with a small white forget me not type flower.
The Door of Hope Mission was founded in 1901 in Shanghai, China by an
American missionary with the goal of keeping young girls off the
streets as well as teaching them sewing and dressmaking skills. The
well known author Pearl Buck helped to teach the Chinese girls
needlework. Dolls began to be made around 1914 with the heads and hands
being carved by professional wood carvers and being finished by girls
living at the mission.