Drawstring bag

French
1625–50


Object Place: France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

43.1100

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic threads; brocaded; braided drawstring; knotted 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 yarns. Two panels depict two men drinking at table flanked by trees and flowering shrub; other two panels depict a woman with jug at fountain, tree to left, Baroque design above. Metallic and silk galloon binding at panel seams. Braided silk and metallic drawstring with two knotted silver metallic covered-wood tassels; similar tassels at base and lower seams. Salmon silk lining over paper.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection