Drawstring bag

sablé

French
1625–50


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 11.5 x 13.5 cm (4 1/2 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.2396

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

Small, round drawstring bag. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Design on white ground: man with large dog, woman with infant and small dog; two women next to table with fruit basket, black fleurs-de-lis left; yellow fleurs-de-lis on green ground at base. Ecru silk netting at top and braided cord drawstrings with four 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