Sunday, 17 November 2013

Pat Poppy - The Costume Historian, Her Blog and Muckinders (or Muckenders)

I am thrilled to have discovered this wonderful blog and thought you would love it too. I was particularly enchanted to find out all about muckinders through the blog - a muckinder is a wonderful word for what was basically a cloth to clean children’s faces and hands.
In the  triptych worked by Hans Holbein the Elder for St Paul's in Augsburg can be seen what are thought to be his two sons, one apparently having a white muckinder hanging from his belt. Below is a 17th century handkerchief from Glasgow Museums. To read more about muckinders just visit the Costume Historian's fascinating blog. 

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