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

Greek (Attica)
19th century

Object Place: Attica, Greece


Overall (measured flat on side): 29.2 x 23 x 1 cm (11 1/2 x 9 1/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Coarse cotton ground. Wide band of embroidery bordered at bottom by a row of flat points; bottom of bag is of plain cotton. Embroidery, done with polychrome silks in stem filling stitches, shows conventionalized flowering plants in red, green and blue on a black ground; narrow geometric and floral bands along upper and lower edges. Brass grommets and tubular braid drawstring. Brown stain at bottom.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift