Drawstring bag

sablé

French
1700–25


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 9 x 7.6 cm (3 9/16 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

43.2401

Medium or Technique

Glass beads strung on linen (sablé); silk netting and braided cords

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Round drawstring bag. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Polychrome design on white ground: boy on horse with fleur-de-lis on saddle, girl right; woman picking fruit, dogs, birds, insects surround. Yellow and black bead binding at top. Ecru silk braided cord drawstring with two yellow bead-covered wood tassels. Salmon silk taffeta lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection