You can not find many handkerchief designers in Sweden.In 1950-1960 in USA it was very common that the hankies were designed and the designer often had his or her signature in one corner. Such handkerchiefs have a great value for collectors nowadays. Viola Gråsten created a lot of designs for curtains, table cloths and so on and I have even found a handkerchief with her name on it. It is from the 50ies and is so decorative with the leaf and the butterfly.
Viola Gråsten (1910- 1994) was born in Finland but moved to Sweden in 1944. In 1945 she was designer in 'NK:s textilkammare' and became very famous for her beautiful colourful hooked rugs and distinct textile patterns.
Below you can see my handkerchiefs from Viola Gråsten.
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