Drawstring bag

sablé

French
1700–50


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 10.5 x 11.3 cm (4 1/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2394

Medium or Technique

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

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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: two dancing couples and two pipers with dancing dogs. White bead binding. Ecru netted silk at top and braided silk cord drawstrings with two yellow bead-covered wood tassels. Salmon silk satin lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection