White taffeta drawstring bag

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

20.9 x 28.3 cm (8 1/4 x 11 1/8 in. )

Accession Number

51.255

Medium or Technique

Horsehair and Silk; Taffeta, embroidery

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White taffeta drawstring bag made of two rectangular pieces sewn together with pinked white taffeta gathered ruching trimming seams and top edges white taffeta; embroidered with polychrome horsehair in relief combined with a little silk (mostly in knot stitch centers of flowers), on one side powder of small-scale blossoms, on other side central spray of roses, marguerites, and primeroses, central design on both sides surrounded by slender serpentine stem bearing blossoms and berries; lined with white lutestring.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund