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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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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)

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Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman

English, early 17th century

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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts