Vintage and Antique Napkins

The earliest-known napkins were actually pieces of dough called “apomagdlies,” which the Spartans rolled and kneaded to clean their hands during meals. Before we arrived at the familiar cloth napkins that cover your lap, ancient diners used tablecloths, communal towels, or the edges of their garments to keep their hands clean while eating. But beginning in the late Middle Ages, a few wealthy Europeans adopted napkins made of cotton, linen,...Continue Reading