A handkerchief, often referred to as a hanky, is commonly used as a personal hygienic tool for blowing your nose or wiping your face or hands. Usually carried in a pocket or purse, they typically are made from a thin, square piece of fabric that is hemmed at the edges. Handkerchiefs are also worn as decorative accessories carried in a suit pocket for example and referred to as a pocket square or pocket handkerchief.
The word kerchief was common before people used the word handkerchief. The term comes from two French words couvrir and chef which means “to cover” and “head”. During the Middle Ages kerchiefs were used as head coverings while in ancient Greece and Rome, handkerchiefs were used as they are in present times. Europeans began carrying them in the 16th century to wipe their noses and foreheads. “Hand” was added to kerchief, and hence the word handkerchief was born.
Our unique collection of handkerchiefs will suit both men and women. We carry a vast selection of handkerchiefs that are custom made to order with embroidered initials, monograms, or words. Many lace handkerchief designs have delicate embroidered flowers or floral patterns which cater to women. Some have words embroidered on them such as bride, matron of honor, and grandma to name a few. Purchase one of our wedding handkerchiefs for the bride, groom, parents or guests. Men too can find a traditional handkerchief, with or without personalization.
Our embroidered and lace handkerchiefs make special gifts for those hard to buy for individuals. They are perfect for daily use and special occasions such as weddings, bridal showers, anniversaries, funerals, and special birthdays. Lace handkerchiefs are a wonderful way to catch your tears and savor endearing moments without reaching for a disposable tissue. They add personal style and refinement to your wardrobe.
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