Monday, September 13, 2010

a few of my favorite things: symbolic hankies

Piercer, fucker, spanker, hustler...the list goes on and on of what these colored hankies indicate to those in the know. In its heydey, the Hanky Code functioned as a color coded system for communicating illegal or stigmatized sexual desires. The hankies you see here have been recontextualized to "promote and acknowledge that identity can be claimed more assertively."

Each one is indivudally silkscreened with exceptionally detailed and humorous illustrations - so even if you're not privy to the color code itself, you'll most certainly recognize the wearer's preferences once you look at what's on the hanky. To read more, visit Hanky Code on Etsy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I use hankies a lot and always carries one in my purse. Love these cute hankies!