White cotton drawstring bag

first half of 19th century

Object Place: United States


23 x 21 cm (9 1/16 x 8 1/4 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, wool; embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Made of single piece of cotton seamed on one side with double casing for two drawstrings and heading at top, embroidered with green, reddish-orange, and purplish-red wools, in chain and knot stitches, along seam bottom and side of bag opposite seam in small-scale repeated leaf motif, spray of roses and other flowers tied with bow on one side in center, on other side in center leaves, scroll, and initials: AW.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Caroline Tuck