Bag

American
About mid-19th century


Dimensions

25.7 x 21 cm (10 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.) including ties

Accession Number

14.887

Medium or Technique

Glass beads and Silk knit nit, silk, silk ribbon, leather lining

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The ground of the lower part of the bag is of opalescent beads. At the very bottom is a band of blue beads, above, a vine of blue leaves, and above this bunches of colored flowers ending in long sprays. At the top are deep blue points. Finished at the top with blue silk, at the bottom with a bead fringe, mostly worn off. Lined with chamois skin.

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Catharine Langdon Rogers and Clara Bates Rogers