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Drawstring bag

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Small square drawstring bag. Silk embroidery in tent stitch completely covers the natural colored linen substrate. The motif is stylized flowers (honeysuckles, pansies, etc.) in a half-drop repeat. The flowers are worked in soft colors on a dark green ground. Alternate rows of flowers are framed...

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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

English, early 17th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Overall (without tassels and cord): 13 x 14 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

38.1344

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, gold metallic threads, seed pearls Braided silk and metallic cords and tassels

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes