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Beadwork on cotton and silk foundation. Polychrome design: pastoral scene with village, sheep and reclining shepherd; oak leaves and acorns on brown ground below. Green cotton drawstring with two tassels; brown cotton knit top. Faceted black jet bead at base. Chamois lining.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection


Western European, 1830–50

Object Place


16.2 x 10.9 x 1.5 cm (6 3/8 x 4 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass beads on cotton knit, cotton cord, glass ornament, and kid leather lining; beadwork


Textiles and Fashion Arts