Drawstring bag

English
late 16th–early 17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels and cord): 12 x 13 cm (4 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1076

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and silver metallic threads Braided silk and metallic cords and tassels

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small square drawstring bag. Linen canvas substrate completely covered in embroidery. Silver metallic thread in slanted satin stitch covers ground. Motif of floral slips and insects in tent stitch with polychrome silk threads.

Two wood-core braided drawstring pulls, three tassels at bottom. Pink silk and metallic braided strings, pink silk lining. Some fading and weak areas.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection