Drawstring bag

French
1625–1700


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels and cord): 7 x 10 cm (2 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.1096

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic threads; brocaded; woven drawstring with metallic tassels

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small escutcheon-shaped drawstring bag. Four panels of figured gold metallic ground brocaded with polychrome silk and silver metallic threads. Two panels depict a woman carrying a tureen on her head, with floral motif below and at sides; other two panels depict a woman holding a mirror, floral motifs and a squirrel at sides, swag above. Silk and metallic galloon binding at seams. Beige silk drawstring with one gold and one silver metallic covered-wood tassels. Salmon silk lining (discolored and deteriorated).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection