Bag, made from a fragment of a woman's skirt

Greek (Attica)
19th century

Object Place: Attica, Greece


Overall (measured flat on side): 20.5 x 13 x 1 cm (8 1/16 x 5 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Coarse cotton ground. Main field shows inverted and conventionalized carnation plant embroidered in flat stitch with red and blue cotton. A narrow band showing conventionalized carnations runs around top, bordered by blue braid. Corroded brass grommets through which pass yellow, blue and red tubular braid drawstring. Brown stains.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift