Drawstring bag

sablé

French
1690–1715


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 11.5 x 10.5 cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2392

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Small, round drawstring bag made of four wedge-shaped panels. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Polychrome design on white ground: woman with fan and flower, servent holding train, sun above; man by stream holding flower; wolf attacking sheep under tree with birds; piper and dancing dog. Pink bead binding. Silk netting at top; pink silk cord drawstrings with four pink bead-covered wood tassels. White silk taffeta lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection