late 16th–early 17th century
Object Place: England
Overall (without tassels and cord): 12 x 13 cm (4 3/4 x 5 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and silver metallic threads Braided silk and metallic cords and tassels
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Small square drawstring bag. Linen canvas substrate completely covered in embroidery. Silver metallic thread in slanted satin stitch covers ground. Motif of floral slips and insects in tent stitch with polychrome silk threads.
Two wood-core braided drawstring pulls, three tassels at bottom. Pink silk and metallic braided strings, pink silk lining. Some fading and weak areas.
Elizabeth Day McCormick collection; Gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection