Beadwork bag

second quarter of the 19th century

Place of Origin: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


24.3 x 20.5 cm (9 9/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass and gilt metal beads and Silk knit, silk plain-weave, silk tape, leather lining

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Beadwork bag with bands of naturalistic floral patterns in maroon, white, and blue; top band: blue and pink floral sprigs on maroon ground with band of turquoise-blue diamonds below; middle band: red roses, blue and yellow pansies, and other floral sprigs with band of turquoise-blue diamonds below; lower band: multi-colored floral design on maroon ground with brown band across bottom; blue looped fringe; maroon fabric top with drawstring; leather lining


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