Drawstring bag

Egyptian (Arabic)
13th–16th century

Object Place: Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with blue and brown silks in chain and darning stitches. Circular bag, made of two pieces, sewn together; hemmed casing for braided drawstring; end of drawstring finished with three knots and plain linen tassel. Embroidery shows overlapping octagons and stars. Stains, holes.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund