Drawstring bag

Italian
1625–1700


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 7 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.1095

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic threads, hair; brocaded, woven drawstring

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small escutcheon-shaped drawstring bag. Four panels of dark brown hair rep ground brocaded with gold and silver metallic threads, salmon silk. Design of three birds in tree on two sides, Baroque floral motif on other two. Silk and metallic galloon binding at panel seams. Salmon silk drawstring. Original salmon silk lining deteriorated. Binding at top and undyed cotton lining added at a later date. Condition: worn.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection