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The History of the Handkerchief
August 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elizabeth Banham has been a member of the Heidelberg Historical Society and the Embroiderers Guild of Victoria for many years. With a love of textiles and history, Elizabeth decided to research the history of handkerchiefs which she will outline in this public talk.
Handkerchiefs have been around for centuries and their functions and appearances have altered in response to changes in fashion and social etiquette overtime. From very early days when beautifully embroidered and lace handkerchiefs were important to show ones position in society, to the present day where they are more plain, handkerchiefs have always been part of our everyday use.
This talk is free and all are welcome.