Bag for thimble

mid-19th century


Overall: 6.4 x 5.4 x 1.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 9/16 in.)

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery with deflected warps and wefts (openwork), cotton plain weave lining

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Tools and equipment, Textile- and costume-making, Thimbles

Bag for thimble with red drawstring and openwork grid pattern of concentric diamonds in red, green, light blue, beige, red, light yellow, purple, orange, green, and light pink


Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout