To dream of handkerchiefs, denotes flirtations and contingent affairs.
To lose one, omens a broken engagement through no fault of yours.
To see torn ones, foretells that lovers' quarrels will reach such straits that reconciliation will be improbable if not impossible.
To see them soiled, foretells that you will be corrupted by indiscriminate associations.
To see pure white ones in large lots, foretells that you will resist the insistent flattery of unscrupulous and evil-minded persons, and thus gain entrance into high relations with love and matrimony.
To see them colored, denotes that while your engagements may not be strictly moral, you will manage them with such ingenuity that they will elude opprobrium.
If you see silk handkerchiefs, it denotes that your pleasing and magnetic personality will shed its radiating cheerfulness upon others, making for yourself a fortunate existence.
For a young woman to wave adieu or a recognition with her handkerchief, or see others doing this, denotes that she will soon make a questionable pleasure trip, or she may knowingly run the gauntlet of disgrace to secure some fancied pleasure.