I received this beuatiful recreation of an actual period handkerchief as a surprise Christmas gift from my wife. Like the three other SUM handkerchiefs that I have been using for years, this edition of that line of their products just oozes quality and authenticity. With iitems such as these available there is no need to settle for "Made in China" bandanas or scraps of oddball patterened cloth as part of your re-enacting kit. You won't be disappointed with this handkerchief. The large size is perfect for wearing around your neck after soaking in a little bug dope to keep the insects off you. It will be a shame to get it dirty, but that is part of the hobby.