Drawstring bag

late 16th–early 17th century

Object Place: England


Overall (without tassels and cord): 14 x 14.5 cm (5 1/2 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; twill, silk knotted net with gold metallic needle lace embroidery, spangles and wire; braided silk and metallic cords and tassels

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Personal accessories

Small square drawstring bag of red silk knotted net, into which gold needle lace spider webs have been embroidered. Metal spangles are held in place by wire coiled over the silk thread. Ragged pink silk twill lining. Metallic thread trim. One wood-core braided drawstring pull at top, and three tassels at bottom. Braided red and metallic cords.


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