TITLE

Hutterite Sweetheart Handkerchiefs

AUTHOR(S)
McLeoid, Jim
PUB. DATE
July 2000
SOURCE
Piecework;Jul/Aug2000, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history of sweetheart handkerchiefs sewn by young women of the Hutterian Brethren, an agrarian society mainly based in northwestern North America. Young women would display their needlepoint skills by giving Hutterite sweetheart handkerchiefs to bachelors from whom they wished to obtain a marriage proposal. The handkerchiefs were embroidered linen or cotton squares which contained colorful cross-stitched phrases and romantic images and symbols. INSET: Other Hutterite Customs.
ACCESSION #
33232587

 

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