Drawstring bag

Western European
18th century


Object Place: Europe (Western)

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels and cord): 16.5 x 14 cm (6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.1093

Medium or Technique

Silk damask; metallic thread and wire tassels; braided cords and tassels

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cone-shaped drawstring bag. Red silk floral motif damask trimmed with many elaborate tassels in silver metallic thread that is sometimes wrapped over wire. Eight triangular panels of silk damask sewn together with silk and metallic woven binding at seams. Two drawstrings, one at top and one 1” below. Each has two metallic drawstring pulls with tassels. Braided silk and metallic strings and long strap. Large tassel at bottom. Salmon silk lining (discolored); linen between the damask and lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection