Drawstring bag

English
1575–1650


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels and cord): 11 x 11 cm (4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.1229

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silver metallic threads, metal purl, wire, and spangles Braided silk and metallic cords and tassels

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Personal accessories

Small, square, heavily-embroidered drawstring bag. Silver metallic threads, wire, metal purl and spangles embroidered on white silk satin ground. Formal stylized floral pattern. Embroidery includes laid couching, raised work, and bullion knots to attach spangles. Two wood-core braided drawstring pulls, braided silk and metallic cords. Three tassels at bottom. Pink silk lining. Several spangles missing; silk split in some areas.

Provenance

Carrie Lauer Lehman (d. 1937), New York; to her husband, Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York; 1938, gift of Philip Lehman to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 21, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman