This hankie was probably produced as part of a set. They were sold in shallow boxes, often with floral designs, three at a time. It would be a more modern hankie than some of the others. The embroidery is done by machine, not hand.
My friend, Mark Patterson, took this photo in a shop window in Venice, Italy, in early October, 2013. He agreed to let me share it here. I assume it’s tatted. I love the delicacy of it and the beautiful butterfly design. It’s also so nice to have a friend think of you when traveling. It’s a really lovely piece..