A white cotton drawstring bag

American (New England)
early 19th century

Object Place: New England, United States


23.6 x 21.5 cm (9 5/16 x 8 7/16 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, Wool / Embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Roughly pear shaped, made of two pieces with gathered band holding the two sides together, embroidered with green, red, and yellow crewels, i Oriental, chain, and dot stitches; on one side spray of small-scale flowers framed with S shaped stems bearing minute leaves, on other side floral spray with long central leaf framed by alternating stars and roundels, on gathered band minute green dots, on gathered band minute green dots; several holes, tender.


Anonymous gift (from Mrs. Samuel Cabot)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift