Vintage handkerchiefs have been a source of inspiration for many of the world's most exciting brands. This volume written by a vintage textiles expert, will appeal to collectors of textiles, fashion lovers and designers, and provide a visual feast for anyone with a passion for pattern. Over 200 beautifully designed handkerchiefs have been selected to reflect the magnificent array of printed designs that emerged between the 1920s and 1950s. The book comes complete with a short history of the subject, an analysis of the fabrics used, a detailing of the design characteristics of each decade, information on where to find and collect, and advice on conservation, storage and use. Organized by colour, this is a fresh and beautiful book for fashion professionals, designers, and a new generation in search of old chic in new chic forms.