Drawstring bag, oval in shape

Egyptian (Arabic)
13th–16th century

Object Place: Egypt


15.8 x 13.5 cm (6 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with pink, green, blue, yellow and ochre silks in tight stitches forming eyelet holes in ground. Shows square compartments separated by blue bars; in each square, red star contained in a green star on red ground; yellow limning. Hemmed casing for drawstring; one end of braided green string projects. Stains, holes.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund