Unfinished bag

Indian (for the Western market)
Early 19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

21 x 36.5 cm (8 1/4 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1339

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave couched with gold metallic flat strips, appliquéd beetle wings and sequins

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Two sides of unconstructed bags on white plain-weave silk ground with design of rosettes embroidered with beetle wings, gold thread, flat strips of gold and gold sequins.

Provenance

This bag belonged to Elizabeth Murray Revere, one of twin sisters, granddaughters of Paul Revere, sent by her aunt, Mrs. Maria Ballastier, from Singapore. Gift of Miss Anna P. Revere to the MFA on September 11, 1952.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Anna P. Revere