Drawstring bag

French
1625–1700


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 7.5 x 11 cm (2 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1101

Medium or Technique

Gold metallic thread and possibly wool in warp-face plain weave (rep), brocaded with brown hair; braided silk and metalic cords; tassels of silk ribbon and metallic thread

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small drawstring bag. Two panels of gold metallic fabric brocaded with brown hair, sewn together at sides with metallic woven binding. Same motif on both sides: hands holding ribbon entwining two hearts, Baroque motifs surround, inscribed “UNIT AMOR.”

Silk and metallic braided drawstring with two gray silk ribbon and gold metallic thread tassels. Pink silk lining.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection