Work bag

English
1683


Object Place: England

Dimensions

71 x 49.5 x 2.5 cm (27 15/16 x 19 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

1971.648

Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Drawstring work bag worked with green wool yarns on linen warp and cotton weft ground, woven in weft-faced twill (fustian). Pattern of thick stems with giant leaves with various different designs created with filling and speckling stitches; pattern same on both faces; green and white tassel. Green wools faded. Initialed “M F,” dated “1683.”

Provenance

Mayorcas, Ltd., London; Purchased by the MFA, December 8, 1971.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund