Drawstring bag

English
late 16th–early 17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels and cord): 13.3 x 13 cm (5 1/4 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1079

Medium or Technique

Silk satin emroidered with silk, gold metallic threads, metal purl, and seed pearls Braided silk and metallic cords and tassels

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small square drawstring bag. White silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk, gold metallic threads, metal purl, and seed pearls. Design of flower flanked by birds and cornicopias; floral motifs fill out ground. Stitches include laid and couching, scroll couching, satin stitch, raised work, and knots.

Salmon/white/metallic cords with two silk and metallic covered-wood tassels; three similar tassels at base. Pink silk lining. White satin is fraying at top and bottom to reveal vertical pink and green wefts.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection