Dentelle de Calais-Caudry handkerchiefs

Since the Renaissance, the handkerchief has been a useful object. For a long time it has been part of our culture. Depending on the delicacy of the workmanship, both the lace and the embroidery were visible signs of wealth and opulence. The handkerchief gradually became part of everyday dress, part of our legacy and is now passed down from generation to generation. Since 1903 Maison Duchénoy has been sharing four generations of « savior faire », an unquestionable knowledge of house linens and rich archives to guide you in your choice of textiles, patterns and colours. The responsiveness and flexibility of the workshops offer a high quality bespoke service as well as a passion for catering to your daily needs using both classic and contemporary designs. Designers and embroiderers come together to create exclusive collections. The Dentelle de Calais-Caudry handkerchiefs are hand sewn and 35/35cm. Gathered corners reproduce the continuous patterns found in genuine lace handkerchiefs; the 44/44cm handkerchief, a wedding or evening handkerchief to be gently scented and tucked into your bag. It is hand sewn in Dentelle de Calais with open-work, a hemstitched hem and gathered corners. Feston de Dentelle, an heirloom designed by my great-grandfather in 1910. The lace handkerchiefs are 100% linen and the lace is 90% cotton and 10% polyamide.