Woman's handbag

possibly Turkish for the European market
Late 19th to early 20th century


Object Place: Turkey

Dimensions

Length: 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4384

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet embroidered with silk and metallic thread; silk satin lining; metal rings

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown/dark red drawstring bag with blue, white, and green floral embroidered patterning created with ombre thread. Blue, gold, and green tassel hangs from the bottom. Lined in blue silk satin.

Provenance

Before 2009, given by descent within family to Josephine von Hennenberg, Framingham, MA; 2009, gift of von Henneberg to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Josephine von Henneberg