Drawstring bag

sablé

French
1725–1800


Object Place: France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

43.2397

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. Polychrome opaque and translucent glass beads strung with linen thread, held together by interlocking looping stitches (sablé). Two panels, each with a scene on white ground: hunter on horseback, stag, dogs, sheep, woman spinning with dog at her feet, country house behind; Bacchanalian festival with eight dancing maenads near pond with ducks. Yellow beaded binding. Ecru silk netting at top; pale yellow braided cord drawstrings with four yellow bead-covered wood tassels. Blue silk taffeta lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection