Unfinished bag

Indian (for western market)
British Colonial era
early 19th century


Object Place: India

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

47.1272

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave couched with gilt paper strip-wrapped silk thread and flat gilt strips, appliquéd with beetle wings

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Two sides of unfinished bag on white plain-weave silk ground with design of rosettes couched with gold-wraped thread, flat strips and appliqued beetle wings.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Henry Chapin to the MFA on June 12, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Chapin