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Small beadwork bag; red, blue, and yellow floral pattern on white opalescent background; green drawstring threaded through narrow gold band at top with green triangle motifs; gold star at bottom from which hangs a single silver bead on braided silver threads


Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout

American, 2nd quater of the 19th century

Place of Origin

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


12.3 x 8.6 x 1.2 cm (4 13/16 x 3 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glass beads and cotton knit, silk cord, and metal thread and wood ornament


Textiles and Fashion Arts