Ladies used to carry hankies in their purse or pocket to use for personal hygiene such as wiping their face or brow. Many were made of linen and had embroidery or lace on the edges to give a feminine flair. Our Vintage Ladies Hankies have varying patterns of lace, crochet or embroidery. If you prefer a certain pattern please message us and we will do our best to accommodate your choice. Thank you.