Object Place: France
Overall (without tassels and cord): 9.5 x 8 x 6 cm (3 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk and metallic threads; compound weave, plaited and knotted cords and tassels, metallic lace
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Small escutcheon-shaped drawstring bag. Four panels of gold metallic rep ground brocaded with polychrome silk and silver metallic yarns. Design of four known continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, America) so inscribed. Each panel depicts a richly dressed female figure surrounded by native plants and animals from her continent. In te case of Europe, she is shown with buildings and artifacts. Silver metallic binding at panel seams. Salmon/metallic braided drawstring with four large metallic and salmon tassels; similar tassel at base of bag. Tassels consist of knots, metallic lace, braiding over wood/paper core. Salmon silk faille lining.
Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection