Beadwork bag

second quarter of the 19th century

Place of Origin: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


19.5 x 16.2 cm (7 11/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass beads on silk thread with leather, silk, and silk cord

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Beadwork bag with a scene of a woman wearing a red and blue dress with white sleeves and apron standing next to a tree on a pink path leading to a pink and blue house (same pattern on reverse), lower border of green leaves with black stems and white and pink flowers (or berries) with thin orange band at bottom; green fabric at top with drawstring; leather lining


Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout