Our handkerchiefs are printed onto foulard gum spun and nett silk twill in the very traditional block way, where only four handkerchiefs are struck at a time from one square yard of silk – thus each is slightly different from the other.
Every handkerchief is then carefully hand-rolled hemmed by our skilled craftspeople to create the distinctive look of the edges and add depth to the borders.
Hand-Made in England
Hand rolled hemmed edge handkerchiefs are a very luxurious adornment to your suit or blazer top pocket and can be worn in a number of ways, our top three recommendations are:
Folded into a three pointed coronate, the three points representing the past, the present and the future.
Folded flat with just a narrow line of the patters appearing above the pocket – no more than 1 cms.
Ruffled up and pushed down into the pocket with the plain border showing at the back, the pattern to the front.
The world has changed a great deal since Peckham Rye’s forebears first established themselves in 1813.
But the care we put into crafting our silk handkerchiefs is still the same.
Just like 200 years ago, we still craft our handkerchiefs from printed foulard silk, with the finest hand rolled hemmed edges – and every seam sewn by hand.
We still create a wide choice of hand blocked colours and designs.
And we still make the Peckham Rye handkerchief of a size and shape that lets you wear it the traditional way – or take it right up to date as a bandana.