Drawstring bag

American (New England)
18th century

Object Place: American


27 x 21.5 cm (10 5/8 x 8 7/16 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton; embroidery: cotton yarns on cotton

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Plain woven white cotton ground, embroidered with white cotton yarns in satin, chain and bullion stitches. One side has a large plant design in the center and border of interlocking circles. other side has small plant forms in the center and border of an undulating vine. Tasseled drawstring. Condition good except for small area near drawstring where embroidery yarns are gone.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Ashton Sanborn in memory of Ashton Sanborn