Drawstring bag

sablé

French
1700–50


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels): 12.5 x 10.5 cm (4 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2398

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). Design is arms of La Tour d’Auvergne repeated twice on white ground, twice on green. Yellow bead binding. Green silk netting at top; green/white silk braided drawstrings with four green/white bead-covered wood tassels. Green silk taffeta lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection