Introduction to Handkerchiefs
Handkerchiefs (8 examples)
The handkerchief element of this collection is just a tiny part of the artwork produced by prisoners of war. These works, such as embroidered or drawn designs on handkerchiefs, Celtic crosses or leatherwork were created as a way of passing the time and as a way of raising funds for family support.
Thousands of such artefacts were produced but most were for immediate family consumption.
Frequently, copies of the images created by the prisoner were recreated in posters and murals.
|Some Examples of Handkerchiefs
|Type: Handkerchief (5), Group: Provisional Sinn Fein (PSF), Date: ? |
Description: Vol. Mairead Farrell
Theme 1: Military, Theme 2: Women, Theme 3: Art.
Colour: Multi, Size: 380x380mm.
Photograph: © Peter Moloney.