Drawstring bag

sablé

French
1690–1715


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 9.2 x 13.5 cm (3 5/8 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2393

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: piper with dancing dog, man holding basket of flowers, woman with basket picking fruit, woman sewing(?) with piper in tree; dogs, sheep and ducks in landscapes. Yellow and black beaded binding. Four beadwork tassels with green flowers on white ground. Pink silk taffeta lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection